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Conference Proceedings, Robin Hoffman, Richard Smardon Oct 2019

Conference Proceedings, Robin Hoffman, Richard Smardon

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

Contains 15 papers 17 visual case studies and seven abstracts from the Visual Resource Stewardship Conference: Seeking 20/20 Vision for Landscape futures held at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois on October 27-30, 2019. The material covers topical themes related to federal and state agency programs and policies, theories and concepts, visual quality assessment, visual impact and mitigation, as well as visual resource management tools and technology.


Visual Resource Stewardship Conference: Seeking 20/20 Vision For Landscape Futures Proceedings 2019, Robin Hoffman, Richard Smardon Oct 2019

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference: Seeking 20/20 Vision For Landscape Futures Proceedings 2019, Robin Hoffman, Richard Smardon

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

The 2019 Visual Resource Stewardship Conference: Seeking 20/20 Vision for Landscape Futures was held in October 27-30, 2019 at the Argonne National Laboratory. Four technical training workshops were offered on the first day of the conference, which was the first time for that format. Seventy-five technical papers and visual case studies were presented over 2-1/2 days with single audience format in the mornings and concurrent sessions in the afternoons. Invited plenary speakers were Andrew Lothian from Australia and Martin “Mike” Pasqualetti from Arizona State University. Presenters were private practitioners, public agency landscape architects, and university faculty and students ...


A Visual Impact Assessment Methodology For The National Park Service, Mark E. Meyer, Robert Sullivan, James F. Palmer, Melanie V. Peters, Ksienya A. Taylor Oct 2019

A Visual Impact Assessment Methodology For The National Park Service, Mark E. Meyer, Robert Sullivan, James F. Palmer, Melanie V. Peters, Ksienya A. Taylor

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

As the National Park Service (NPS) set out to create a visual resource management program, the first major component was the development of a robust visual resource inventory (VRI) process to identify, locate, and assess high value views, both within and near NPS units, based on both scenic quality and the importance of the view to the visitor experience. The next component in the program has been the development of a visual impact assessment (VIA) process to understand how changes in the landscape— whether inside the park or beyond its boundaries—could impact the scenic quality of valued views and ...


An Empirical Assessment Of The Arcpro Visual Magnitude Viewshed Plugin, Brent C. Chamberlain, Foster Cook Oct 2019

An Empirical Assessment Of The Arcpro Visual Magnitude Viewshed Plugin, Brent C. Chamberlain, Foster Cook

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

Numerous viewshed analyses have been developed over the past few decades, but the uptake of these within industry has largely remained stagnant. This project involves ground-truthing one of the more recent viewshed analysis variants (Chamberlain and Meitner 2012, 2015) to assess reliability and application. This viewshed analysis was developed as a plug-in for the ESRI ArcGIS Pro software, making it readily accessible by anyone with an ArcGIS license. The validation of this software was recently conducted using an empirical approach to measure the accuracy of the analysis in the GIS versus real- world. Results demonstrate extremely high validity in controlled ...


Measuring Visual Pollution Threshold Along Kuala Lumpur Historic Shopping District Streets Using Cumulative Area Analysis, Shamsul A. Bakar, Ammar Al-Sharaa, Suhardi Maulan, Riyadh Munther Oct 2019

Measuring Visual Pollution Threshold Along Kuala Lumpur Historic Shopping District Streets Using Cumulative Area Analysis, Shamsul A. Bakar, Ammar Al-Sharaa, Suhardi Maulan, Riyadh Munther

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

Visual pollution significantly affects public appreciation of the urban environment. Sources of visual pollution such as wastes, energy infrastructures, and advertising boards can cause discomfort towards one's ability to enjoy a scene or view. Although visual pollution is prevalent in the urban environment, less is known regarding public acceptance and tolerance towards different levels of pollution. Therefore, from our point of view, determining the threshold level of visual pollution is essential in achieving visual quality in the urban environment. In this research, we have chosen a popular urban street in Kuala Lumpur as a case study to help us ...


Technologies And Practices To Reduce Impacts Of Artificial Light At Night On Nightime Scenery, Cynthia J. Lapp, Randall S. Larson Oct 2019

Technologies And Practices To Reduce Impacts Of Artificial Light At Night On Nightime Scenery, Cynthia J. Lapp, Randall S. Larson

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

Artificial light at night (ALAN) adversely impacts nighttime scenery values. Current standards for LED lighting have led to brighter nighttime lighting, using color temperatures that are more harmful to human and ecological health, and which create an exponentially larger landscape impact than historical ALAN technologies. Less-harmful LED lighting and other existing technologies can be used to control artificial light at night, creating safe and pleasing perceptual nighttime experiences while minimizing ecological impacts. Minimizing the impact of artificial light at night requires understanding new lighting technologies, and management practices that extend beyond current lighting standards. This is crucial in order to ...


Getting Beyond Visual Impact: Designing Renewable Energy As A Positive Landscape Addition, Hanna K. Szumilas-Kowalczyk, Nicholas Pevzner Oct 2019

Getting Beyond Visual Impact: Designing Renewable Energy As A Positive Landscape Addition, Hanna K. Szumilas-Kowalczyk, Nicholas Pevzner

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

The critical necessity of scaling up renewable energy to meet the challenge of climate change implicates vast swaths of American landscape. Renewable energy infrastructure has long concerned itself with minimizing its visual impact, in order to decrease opposition from local landowners and users of the landscape. As energy facilities proliferate across the landscape, their visual impact can be expected to grow as well—both in terms of the scale of installations, as well as the amount of territory affected.

On public lands, renewable energy infrastructure has had to compete with alternate public uses of the land, including scenic and recreational ...


Visual Resource Analysis And Management Pedagogy Evaluation, Nikolas Smilovsky, Allyce Hargrove, Justin Azevedo, Kenneth Brooks Oct 2019

Visual Resource Analysis And Management Pedagogy Evaluation, Nikolas Smilovsky, Allyce Hargrove, Justin Azevedo, Kenneth Brooks

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

The inventory, evaluation, and planning for the management of visual resources is within the domain of professional knowledge, skills, and abilities required of professional landscape architects. The characterization and treatment of scenery has been a core skill from the early eras of the profession( Bloom et al 1956, McHrg 1969) Significant advancements in the theory, practice, and policies related to Visual Resource Management (VRM) were stimulated by the environmental movement of the late 1960s culminating with the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in 1970. Although views and scenery were considered important and visual resource management became a ...


Uk Landscape Policy, Landscape Character Assessment And Landscape Impact Assessment – Intensions Vs Practical Application, Andrew Linfoot Jacobs Oct 2019

Uk Landscape Policy, Landscape Character Assessment And Landscape Impact Assessment – Intensions Vs Practical Application, Andrew Linfoot Jacobs

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

The European Landscape Convention (ELC) is the treaty devoted to all aspects of European landscape. It provides the legislative context where landscape is encouraged to be considered as a valuable asset in its own right. It sets out requirements for the generation of landscape policy, quality objectives, protection, management and landscape planning.

Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) is the process of identifying the character of the landscape, with the landscape as the environmental resource. It seeks to identify, describe and explain the unique combination of elements and features that make landscapes distinctive. The aim is that by establishing a robustly developed ...


Using Sections To Assess Sequential Experience Along The Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Kelsch Paul, Alex Schiavoni,, Amanda Cortez, Jake Fettig Oct 2019

Using Sections To Assess Sequential Experience Along The Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Kelsch Paul, Alex Schiavoni,, Amanda Cortez, Jake Fettig

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

This paper presents a study of the spatial experience of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway through the use of repetitive and systematic cross-sections as an analytic tool. The sectional study is part of a cultural landscape report for the parkway, and it complements map-based and plan analyses that examined regional contexts,forest character, planted vegetation, structures, and small-scale features.

The Baltimore-Washington Parkway was constructed in the early 1950s and is considered a transitional parkway, a hybrid of earlier scenic parkways and later modern highways. It is historically significant for its role in the preservation of significant tracts of forest and because it ...


The Application Of Lidar Data For Determining The Area Of Potential Effect Associated With Offshore Wind Projects On The Outer Continental Shelf, Gordon W. Perkins Oct 2019

The Application Of Lidar Data For Determining The Area Of Potential Effect Associated With Offshore Wind Projects On The Outer Continental Shelf, Gordon W. Perkins

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

One of the first steps in any visual impact assessment is to determine the preliminary area of potential effect (APE). To determine the APE, we must understand the geographic range of potential visibility, which typically requires a zone of visual influence (ZVI), or viewshed analysis. A viewshed analysis is a geographic information systems (GIS) analysis that uses topographic data to determine the availability of a clear line of sight from a viewer’s position and height, to a specific project’s position and height.

Generally, this basic calculation is still the foundation for all viewshed analyses completed today. However, the ...


Visual Impact Assessment: New Guidance From Fhwa, Craig Churchward Oct 2019

Visual Impact Assessment: New Guidance From Fhwa, Craig Churchward

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

In 2015, in response to a study conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), the FHWA adopted new guidance on how to conduct an assessment of the visual impacts caused by highway projects. The new guidance replaced the agency’s original VIA process published in 1981. The older guidance was premised on the concept that scenic beauty was an attribute inherent in the landscape. It assumed that the less a landscape had been modified by human intervention—that is, the more natural it was—the greater its scenic quality. Although the 1981 FHWA VIA process recognized that people ...


Representing The Intertwined Visual And Heritage Implications Of Sea-Level Rise, Brian Orland, Meredith Welch-Devine, Stephen Berry, Micah Taylor, Jingxian Li, Gretchen Bailey Oct 2019

Representing The Intertwined Visual And Heritage Implications Of Sea-Level Rise, Brian Orland, Meredith Welch-Devine, Stephen Berry, Micah Taylor, Jingxian Li, Gretchen Bailey

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

Visualizing the impacts of urban development, energy infrastructure and forest harvest practices has become a key element in the discussion and approval or rejection of development plans. Great efforts are expended to achieve accuracy and repeatability in representation to ensure that decision-making is well-informed. Professional ethics on the part of those creating the visualizations generally require fact-based representations that minimize appeal to the emotions. “Sense of place”, an aesthetic or culturally-driven response, is implicitly active in determining the appropriateness, or not, of a landscape intervention but has not lent itself to systematic scientific study. Perceived sense of place may, however ...


Visual Resource Stewardship – An International Perspective, Andrew Lothian Oct 2019

Visual Resource Stewardship – An International Perspective, Andrew Lothian

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

An international perspective to visual resource stewardship is presented in this paper. It examines the history of Great Britain’s love affair with its landscapes, then summarizes the more recent development of the European Landscape Convention, which has been embraced across much of Europe. The recognition of outstanding landscapes under the World Heritage Convention is then covered and the international Protected Areas program, which includes landscapes, is briefly summarized. Programs in several countries are reviewed. As the United States is very adequately covered in this and the 2017 conference, this paper mainly addresses other countries.

The key message the paper ...


Virginia Scenic Viewshed Assessment Project: Literature Review And Assessment Methodology, Patrick A. Miller, Jisoo Sim, Leighton Powell, Lynn Crump Oct 2019

Virginia Scenic Viewshed Assessment Project: Literature Review And Assessment Methodology, Patrick A. Miller, Jisoo Sim, Leighton Powell, Lynn Crump

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

Scenic Virginia strives to identify and highlight Virginia’s 'scenery' and Virginia has a ‘scenic’ component in their new Conserve Virginia land conservation effort. As such the development of a universal assessment tool that can be used by citizens and professionals to identify and rate the value of scenic viewsheds is needed in Virginia. The goal of this presentation is to discuss how, using scientifically supported research, a protocol based on grassroots input can identify significant scenic resources in Virginia. The presentation will introduce scientific studies, based on an extensive literature review, that were used to develop an assessment tool ...


Managing The National Landscape: Opportunities And Challenges, Martin J. Pasqualetti Oct 2019

Managing The National Landscape: Opportunities And Challenges, Martin J. Pasqualetti

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

This plenary presentation summarized the principal landscape challenges and opportunities that accompany the human need for energy. Drawing from 50 years’ examining what I call “energy landscapes,” this presentation focused on land use conflicts resulting during the development of four types of renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, hydro), fossil fuels (mainly coal), and nuclear power (particularly siting of waste repositories and the decommissioning of generating stations). Many of the challenges derive from inherent resource characteristics, some from differences to cultural mores and histories, varying public perceptions of risk and fairness, demographic patterns, as well as jurisdictional and political differences. Many ...


Measuring And Mapping Scenic Quality Using The Community Preferences Method, Andrew Lothian Oct 2019

Measuring And Mapping Scenic Quality Using The Community Preferences Method, Andrew Lothian

Visual Resource Stewardship Conference

For centuries, philosophers of aesthetics believed that beauty lay in the object, a physical entity. It was not until the 18th century, that British and German philosophers realized that beauty lay in the eyes of the beholder, in our mind rather than in the object. Contemporary theories of landscape aesthetics derive from an evolutionary perspective, what humans prefer is survival enhancing. The rapidity of aesthetic judgments, and the similarity of judgments across different individuals, reinforces its innate basis. Yet early attempts to measure scenic quality relied on measuring the characteristics of the landscape in the belief that somehow its scenic ...


Digitally-Mediated Practices Of Geospatial Archaeological Data: Transformation, Integration, & Interpretation, Heather Richards-Rissetto, Kristin Landau Aug 2019

Digitally-Mediated Practices Of Geospatial Archaeological Data: Transformation, Integration, & Interpretation, Heather Richards-Rissetto, Kristin Landau

Anthropology Faculty Publications

Digitally-mediated practices of archaeological data require reflexive thinking about where archaeology stands as a discipline in regard to the ‘digital,’ and where we want to go. To move toward this goal, we advocate a historical approach that emphasizes contextual source-side criticism and data intimacy—scrutinizing maps and 3D data as we do artifacts by analyzing position, form, material and context of analog and digital sources. Applying this approach, we reflect on what we have learned from processes of digitally-mediated data. We ask: What can we learn as we convert analog data to digital data? And, how does digital data transformation ...


Nature, Health, And Wellbeing: Insights From 2019 Cihf Roundtable, Sherrie Negrea Aug 2019

Nature, Health, And Wellbeing: Insights From 2019 Cihf Roundtable, Sherrie Negrea

CIHF Collection

[Excerpt] Taking a walk in the woods or even viewing nature through a window can improve our health and wellbeing in countless ways. It can reduce stress in our daily lives, help us recover from surgery, lower our blood pressure, and boost our memory. As the benefits of spending time in nature have been increasingly recognized, green spaces now play a critical role in how many communities are designed, how schools are structured, and how patients are treated at healthcare facilities.

The Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF) sponsored a roundtable on April 26 that explored the impact nature can ...


An Ethnobotany Of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Meredith Savage Jul 2019

An Ethnobotany Of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Meredith Savage

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

The historical and continuing cultural significance of the Black Hills to Native Peoples is well documented, as is the relatively recent mineralogical significance of the area to non-indigenous Americans. Human habitation of the area may go back thirteen thousand years and many tribal groups are known to have occupied, used, or otherwise laid claim to portions of this region. Full recognition by non-native Americans of the long-standing and very different cultural significance the Black Hills held historically and continues to hold for Native Peoples is still a work in progress. It is the author’s hope that this ethnobotany of ...


Flood Performance And Dislocation Assessment For Lumberton Homes After Hurricane Matthew, Derya Deniz, Elaina J. Sutley, John W. Van De Lindt, Walter G. Peacock, Nathanael Rosenheim, Donghwan Gu, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Maria Dillard, Maria Koliou, Sara Hamideh May 2019

Flood Performance And Dislocation Assessment For Lumberton Homes After Hurricane Matthew, Derya Deniz, Elaina J. Sutley, John W. Van De Lindt, Walter G. Peacock, Nathanael Rosenheim, Donghwan Gu, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Maria Dillard, Maria Koliou, Sara Hamideh

Community and Regional Planning Proceedings, Papers, and Posters

In order to better understand community resilience following a disaster, a multidisciplinary research team from the Center of Excellence (CoE) for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) jointly conducted a series of longitudinal field studies in the U.S. city of Lumberton, North Carolina following major flooding from Hurricane Matthew (2016). Damage surveys on structures and interviews with households were conducted during the first field study to explore physical, economic, and social impacts of major riverine flooding on this small, tri-racial community. This paper is focused on damage to housing and subsequent household ...


Fortifying Lower Manhattan's Shoreline, Krystel Campuzano, Mathlyn Mckie May 2019

Fortifying Lower Manhattan's Shoreline, Krystel Campuzano, Mathlyn Mckie

Publications and Research

Lower Manhattan comprises less than 1% of the entire city’s land area, but generates almost 10% of the city’s total economic output, as measured by Gross City Product, and is the location of over 10% of all New York City jobs. Workers in Lower Manhattan come from all parts of the city. The District’s growth is supported by excellent access to transit, with 19 out of 25 subway lines and 26 ferry lines passing through the District. Any climate impacts in the District will resonate across the city as a whole and beyond. Because Lower Manhattan is ...


The Impact Of Trees On Passive Survivability During Extreme Heat Events In Warm And Humid Regions, Ulrike Passe, Janette R. Thompson, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Boshun Gao, Breanna L. Marmur Apr 2019

The Impact Of Trees On Passive Survivability During Extreme Heat Events In Warm And Humid Regions, Ulrike Passe, Janette R. Thompson, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Boshun Gao, Breanna L. Marmur

Natural Resource Ecology and Management Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Communities are increasingly affected by excessive heat. The likelihood of extreme heat events is predicted to increase in the Midwest region of the United States. By mid-century (2036–2065), one year out of 10 is projected to have a 5-day period that is 13°F warmer than a comparable earlier period (1976–2005). The frequency of high humidity/dew point days (“extra moist tropical air mass days,” MT++ synoptic climate classification system) has also increased significantly during a similar period (1975–2010) and between 2010 and 2014 included 8 of 26 heat events. This impact is exacerbated by the fact ...


Placemaking In Metro East Springfield - Creating A Landscape Framework, Benjamin Breger, Sean Fitzsimmons, Mitchell Johnson, Tasuku Kamei, Jiarui Yu, Tia Novak, Sarah Welch, Josiah Simpson, Yincheng Zhang, Dania Khlaifat, Jess Schoendorf Apr 2019

Placemaking In Metro East Springfield - Creating A Landscape Framework, Benjamin Breger, Sean Fitzsimmons, Mitchell Johnson, Tasuku Kamei, Jiarui Yu, Tia Novak, Sarah Welch, Josiah Simpson, Yincheng Zhang, Dania Khlaifat, Jess Schoendorf

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

PLACEMAKING IN METRO EAST SPRINGFIELD - Creating a Landscape Framework

Placemaking in Metro East Springfield – Creating a Landscape Framework provides strategies to use the landscape as a framework for rebuilding community in a downtown urban area that has “good bones” but has been neglected and overlooked for decades. A catalyst for the development of project area is the recent acquisition of the historical 1916 Willys Overland building through a developer. The Graduate Urban Design Studio 2018 developed five proposals for urban revitalization in the area that are centered on the landscape. The programming of the proposals was developed in collaboration with ...


Arc Of Recreation 2.0 Connecting The Mcknight Rail Trail From Mason Square To Union Station, Springfield Ma, Kevin Atkinson, Benjamin Boschetto, Sicheng Cui, Lauren Fiedler, Micah Franzman, Jiaqi Guo, Joseph Herman, Ross Kerr, Thomas Leary, Xueqi (Lucia) Li, William Taylor, Joseph Wynne Jr. Apr 2019

Arc Of Recreation 2.0 Connecting The Mcknight Rail Trail From Mason Square To Union Station, Springfield Ma, Kevin Atkinson, Benjamin Boschetto, Sicheng Cui, Lauren Fiedler, Micah Franzman, Jiaqi Guo, Joseph Herman, Ross Kerr, Thomas Leary, Xueqi (Lucia) Li, William Taylor, Joseph Wynne Jr.

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

ARC OF RECREATION 2.0

Connecting the McKnight Rail Trail From Mason Square to Union Station, Springfield MA

ARC OF RECREATION 2.0 is a Senior Urban Design Studio that created design concepts to envision the McKnight Rail Trail on an abandoned railroad corridor as a place to walk, bike, recreate, and congregate and to connect Mason Square to Union Station. Arc of Recreation was a name that was coined over 10 years ago through a different project at UMass. Finally realization is within reach. The City published a feasibility study in 2014 and has freed a construction budget of ...


The Industrial Park: A Landscape-Based Vision For The Turners Falls Canal District, Josiah Simpson Apr 2019

The Industrial Park: A Landscape-Based Vision For The Turners Falls Canal District, Josiah Simpson

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

This design study examines the history and economic context that defines Turners Falls as a de-industrialized mill town. It reviews the social, economic, locational, physical, and historical obstacles the town has faced redeveloping the mill buildings within its Canal District and proposes a landscape-based approach for addressing redevelopment. Landscape redevelopment is offered as an alternative to traditional redevelopment of buildings for non-affluent mill towns, like Turners Falls, because the costs associated with landscape upgrades are much lower and can provide multifunctional and multi-purpose spaces for many types of people. Additionally, it is a pathway for inviting community involvement that allows ...


The Art Of Healing The Landscape: Creating A Sense Of Place With Phytotechnology, Tia Novak Apr 2019

The Art Of Healing The Landscape: Creating A Sense Of Place With Phytotechnology, Tia Novak

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

This project builds on previous work completed as part of a masters project by Matt Hisle under the guidance of Frank Sleegers in Hadley, Massachusetts at an abandoned Getty gas station. The previous project sought to integrate phytotechnology into a “comprehensive experience that provided connectivity and educational purposes” and used Phyto by Kate Kennen and Niall Kirkwood as a framework for applying six phytotechnology typologies (referred to as phytotypologies) in the design (Sleegers & Hisle, 2017).

This project also explores the site’s historical, social, and ecological sense of place and the application of phytotechnology as garden art to create a functional, legible landscape. This will require an understanding of the site’s historical, cultural, and ecological context through written and visual data, an understanding of phytotechnology’s practical application and place in the context of landscape design, and an exploration of phytotechnology in garden and land art as a tool to construct legibility and create a sense of place.

More research is needed to establish the artful application of phytotechnology in landscape architecture and related interdisciplinary fields as a strategy to remediate polluted sites at the national and international scale. Designs that address both the utilitarian aspects of phytotechnology and the needs of the community are an opportunity to create a demand for similar projects, for funding further scientific research, and for public policy that facilitates the implementation of phytotechnology. The greatest promise of phytotechnology in landscape design is the potential to exact real environmental and social change; environmental issues are almost always social justice issues. The use of phytotechnology in garden art is one of the many possibilities to heal the landscape, to create ...


The Industrial Park: A Landscape-Based Vision For The Turners Falls Canal District, Josiah Simpson Apr 2019

The Industrial Park: A Landscape-Based Vision For The Turners Falls Canal District, Josiah Simpson

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

This design study examines the history and economic context that defines Turners Falls as a de-industrialized mill town. It reviews the social, economic, locational, physical, and historical obstacles the town has faced redeveloping the mill buildings within its Canal District and proposes a landscape-based approach for addressing redevelopment. Landscape redevelopment is offered as an alternative to traditional redevelopment of buildings for non-affluent mill towns, like Turners Falls, because the costs associated with landscape upgrades are much lower and can provide multifunctional and multi-purpose spaces for many types of people. Additionally, it is a pathway for inviting community involvement that allows ...


Uncovering The Potential Of Peabody's Hidden North River: A Greenway For Social And Ecological Connectivity, Mitch Johnson Apr 2019

Uncovering The Potential Of Peabody's Hidden North River: A Greenway For Social And Ecological Connectivity, Mitch Johnson

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Project Goal Demonstrating the opportunity to strengthen both urban and ecological qualities, this project has the goal to transform an old industrial corridor in downtown Peabody into a green corridor integrating stormwater management, habit restoration, recreational, and catalyst for urban development.

The site’s location at the downstream end of existing creeks combined with its proximity to the Salem Sound makes this an extremely sensitive area to flooding events. This design proposal transforms this risk into an opportunity by restoring this former industrial site to its former function as a floodplain within the existing North River Watershed. In a phased ...


Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Reclaiming An Urban Industrial Area And Creating Community, Yincheng Zhang Apr 2019

Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Reclaiming An Urban Industrial Area And Creating Community, Yincheng Zhang

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

Like many metropolises around the world, urban renewal in New York dominates the process

of urban development due to the scarcity of urban land resources and the ever-expanding population of New York. In the history of New York’s urban expansion, with the continuous expansion of the city’s outer edge and industrial relocation, industrial land originally on the edge of the city is gradually surrounded by residential areas.

The large area of vacant land and building also limits the further development of the region.

How to reuse the existing infrastructure and brownfield with the highly degraded environment is

particularly ...