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1st Edition

Designing the Reclaimed Landscape

Edited By

Alan Berger

ISBN 9780415773034
Published February 1, 2008 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

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The book addresses new thinking about landscape, which applies new techniques to the task of transforming outdated and disused post-extraction landscapes through design.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.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part One: Contextualizing Landscape Alteration through Historic, Systemic, and Biologic Perspectives  Valuing Alteration Frederick Turner  Disturbance Ecology and Symbiosis in Mine-Reclamation Design Peter del Tredici  Gold and the Gift: theory and design in a mine reclamation project Rod Barnett  What is Mine is Mine and What is Yours is Mine: Engineering in its Natural Context Dorion Sagan  Ecological Succession and Its Role in Landscape Reclamation Eric D. Schneider  Interrogating a Landscape Design Agenda in the Scientifically Based Mining World Belinda Arbogast  Part Two: Interdisciplinary Responses and Opportunities in Reclamation  Science, Art, and Environmental Reclamation: Three Projects and a Few Thoughts T. Allan Comp  The Wellington Oro Mine-Site Cleanup: Integrating the Cleanup of an Abandoned Mine Site with the Community’s Vision of Land Preservation and Affordable Housing Victor Ketellapper  Building Partnerships for Post-Mining Regeneration--Post-Mining Alliance at the Eden Project Caroline Digby  Community based reclamation of abandoned mine lands in the Animas Watershed, Colorado William Simon  Case Studies of Successful Reclamation and Sustainable Development at Kennecott Mining Sites Jon Cherry  Part Three: Technology, Representation, and Information in Reclamation Design  Digital Simulation and Design: Adapting to the Altered Landscapes Alan Berger and Case Brown  Cashin Mine Site Reclamation Scenarios-From Haul Road to Economic Engine Alan Berger and Case Brown  Reclaiming the Woods: Trail Strategies for the Golden Horsehoe’s Historic Mining Roads Alan Berger and Bart Lounsbury  Real-Time Coal Mining and Reclamation: OSM’s Technical Innovation and Professional Services (TIPS) Program Billie Clark, Jr.  Part Four: Future Directions and Programs in U.S. Reclamation Policy and Law  The Land Revitalization Initiative: Landscape Design and Reuse Planning in Mine Reclamation Edward H. Chu  The Legal Landscape Robert W. Micsak

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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.