Historical Restoration Of The Usu Passive Recreation Garden, 2010 Utah State University
Historical Restoration Of The Usu Passive Recreation Garden, Jeremy Nelson
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Laval Morris was the founder of the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning department at USU. He is an important figure in the history of our university, state, and intermountain region. One of the last remaining landscapes that he designed for the university is USU's Passive Recreation Garden. Over time the garden has become degraded, overrun by invasive plants and by last year, had become almost completely destroyed. It is important to preserve and restore this garden because of its importance to Laval and to LAEP's history.
Ecological Engineering In A New Town Development: Drainagedesign In The Woodlands, Texas, 2010 Utah State University
Ecological Engineering In A New Town Development: Drainagedesign In The Woodlands, Texas, Bo Yang, M H. Li
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Faculty Publications
This paper presents a comparative study of two different drainage designs in a 10,930-ha new town development of The Woodlands, Texas. Open surface drainage by shallow grassed swales was used in the first two subdivisions that were developed with ecological approaches. Open surface drainage mimics the natural flow regime and is regarded to mitigate development impacts on watershed. In other later subdivisions, the drainage design shifted back to a conventional stormwater drainage system, that is, curb and gutter, drop inlet, and underground piping, known to concentrate stormwater and lead to downstream flooding. The objective of this study is to ...
Laurel Community Farmstand, 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Laurel Community Farmstand, Terje Johansen
Horticulture and Crop Science
The project was for us to come up with a temporary farmstand that would be set up to sell fruits and vegetables but mainly to draw people to the area to bring awareness that there were plans to build a development at that location. Our group, Dana Curtice, Robert Vasilieff and Terje Johansen met with the developers three times. New ideas and information were presented in the first two meetings. The third meeting was to present our final design.
Strengthening Urban Green: Using Green Infrastructure For Biodiversity Improvement In Boston's Highly Fragmented Urban Environments, 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Strengthening Urban Green: Using Green Infrastructure For Biodiversity Improvement In Boston's Highly Fragmented Urban Environments, Christopher L. Mantle
Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014
Increasing recognition of the worlds' expanding population and current global rural-to-urban migration necessitates a better understanding and integration of urban ecological process into the framework for urban design (Sandström, 2006). Incorporating ecological processes such as resilience and dispersal into urban design requires special attention be paid to green infrastructure for the preservation and restoration of biodiversity. In addition, biodiversity improvement promotes related ecosystem services (Opdam et al., 2006) and advocates biodiversity conservation and strengthening as a key part of the development of sustainable urban landscapes.
This research developed a replicable and broadly applicable method for determining the ability of green ...
Slave Landscapes Of The Carolina Low Country: What The Documents Reveal, 2009 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Slave Landscapes Of The Carolina Low Country: What The Documents Reveal, Elizabeth Brabec
Although much has been written about slave life in the antebellum south, comparatively little is understood about the physical setting of slave communities and their day-to-day life. Due to the lack of written documentation and few sketches, paintings or other images, the documentation of the physical setting of slave life is more difficult to compile than that of the plantation owners or even indentured servants. By completing a structured analysis of existing documentary evidence for a specific region of the South, the low country of South Carolina, the myths and realities of slave life in this region can be clarified ...
Revitalizing Hudson Riverfronts: Illustrated Conservation & Development Strategies For Creating Healthy, Prosperous Communities, Theodore S. Eisenman, Jeffrey Anzevino, Steve Rosenberg, Sacha Spector
Theodore S. Eisenman
Sensory Gardens: Assessing Their Design And Use, 2009 Universiti Malaya
Sensory Gardens: Assessing Their Design And Use, Hazreena Hussein
This article investigates the design and use of sensory gardens by evaluating their zones and how they are utilized. Preliminary site studies were undertaken in 14 sensory gardens around the UK, followed by more detailed data collection at two case-study sites. The aim was to discover features that enable user behaviours and use of spaces in sensory gardens. The data collection included interview, observation and behaviour mapping, which is used in conjunction with affordance theory. The findings from the data analysis also draw on Moore and Cosco’s multi-method approach.