Designing the Reclaimed Landscape

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Alan Berger
Routledge, Dec 3, 2007 - Architecture - 22 pages

The first practical yet in-depth exploration of how to reclaim the post-industrial landscape, this volume includes excellent case studies by practitioners and policy makers from around the US, giving first rate practical examples.

The book addresses new thinking about landscape, which applies new techniques to the task of transforming outdated and disused post-extraction landscapes through design. In the USA alone, there are nearly 500,000 abandoned mines in need of reclamation and this book provides the first in-depth guidance on this real and pressing issue.

Drawing on the work of the well-known Project for Reclamation Excellence at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, this volume outlines the latest design thinking, theory and practice for landscape planners, landscape architects and designers and others interested in maximizing the future potential of reclaimed land.


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The legal landscape 154
Index 165

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Alan Berger is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Project for Reclamation Excellence at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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