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Friday, September 26, 2008
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Ecological Design Across the Changing Metropolis

Ecological design means using every aspect of the planning, design, construction and management of metropolitan landscapes to benefit long-term ecological health and ecosystem services. One of its fundamental requirements is cultural sustainability: ensuring that people enjoy and appreciate landscapes that are patterned and managed to benefit ecological health. Joan Iverson Nassauer, professor of landscape architecture at the University of Michigan, describes culturally sustainable ecological designs for road corridors, vacant urban properties, brownfields, greenfield subdivisions and home landscapes. She also discusses on-the-ground experiments and Web surveys that demonstrate how and why these designs work.

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Ecological design means using every aspect of the planning, design, construction and management of metropolitan landscapes to benefit long-term ecological health and ecosystem services. One of its fundamental requirements is cultural sustainability: ensuring that people enjoy and appreciate landscapes that are patterned and managed to benefit ecological health. Joan Iverson Nassauer, professor of landscape architecture at the University of Michigan, describes culturally sustainable ecological designs for road corridors, vacant urban properties, brownfields, greenfield subdivisions and home landscapes. She also discusses on-the-ground experiments and Web surveys that demonstrate how and why these designs work. Ticket information.

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