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    Anning River New South Town

    by Sarah Kathleen Peck

    The design for a new 200-hectare Anning River New Town proposes an innovative hybrid hydrologic system, a merging of the historic waterways and a new system to serve as the backbone for a vibrant new town.

    One Percent: Mining Bone Valley

    by Rob Holmes, Lauren Sosa & Christie Allen

    Florida is the epicenter of phosphate mining in the United States. The sheer scale of the impact of this extraction on the Floridian landscape is immense. As it grows, phosphate mining is producing enormous accidental monuments to the current American way of life.

    Made in Australia: The Future of Australian Cities

    by Richard Weller & Julian Bolleter

    The Australian population is increasing at a rate of one person every 84 seconds. Taking population growth seriously means planning for an extra 40 million Australians by century’s end.

    Urban Forests as Landscape Artifacts

    by Brian Davis & Jamie Vanucchi

    The urban forest can’t pretend to be ‘natural’; it’s a construction that relies on both ecological processes as well as human ingenuity to survive. It marries the technical with the material, and expands the range of social experience and ecological resilience.

    Aqueous Ecologies: Parametric Aquaculture and Urbanism

    by Michael Ezban

    Aqueous Ecologies imagines a future in which new ecologies, economies, and cultural identities of the city are intertwined with landscape-based solutions for wastewater management and treatment.

    Butte Montana: A Case for the Mining Metropolis

    by Bradford Watson & Sean Burkholder

    Extraction is an ugly process. Still, the vast resources present beneath the ground and the motivation to pull them to the surface are intimately tied to the settlement and permanent occupation of the landscape.

    04: Building the Urban Forest

    by Stephanie Carlisle, Nicholas Pevzner & Max Piana

    The forest carries deep cultural significance. Within the urban landscape, this ecologically complex system is also understood to perform a wide range of essential ecosystem services, from increasing property values to mitigating climate change. Reforesting cities is one of the defining trends of twenty first century urbanism, but there is little agreement about how our urban forests are to be designed, planned and managed.

    Buffalo Bayou Promenade

    by Sarah Kathleen Peck

    The Buffalo Bayou Promenade connects Houston’s downtown core to the river park under and through a neglected and nearly impossible mess of freeways and bridges, adding twenty-three acres of parkland to Houston’s inner city.

    Introduction: Building the Urban Forest

    by Stephanie Carlisle, Nicholas Pevzner & Max Piana

    The idea of the forest carries deep cultural significance. What do we know about how the urban forest works — as living machine, as novel ecosystem, as a site for ecosystem services, and as a spatially and culturally rich landscape?

    The Performative Ground: Rediscovering The Deep Section

    by Stephanie Carlisle and Nicholas Pevzner

    The landscape we see happens above ground, yet much of its true intelligence lies beneath the surface.