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Winner of the 2017 CBHL Literature Award of Excellence in Landscape Design and Architecture

Phyto: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design has been awarded the 2017 CBHL Literature Award of Excellence in Landscape Design and Architecture. This award recognises a work that makes a significant contribution to the literature of botany or horticulture.

Phyto: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design presents the concepts of phytoremediation and phytotechnology in one comprehensive guide, illustrating when plants can be considered for the uptake, removal or mitigation of on-site pollutants. 

This is the first book to address the benefits of phytotechnologies from a design point of view, taking complex scientific terms and translating the research into an easy-to-understand reference book for those involved in creating planting solutions.  Read more...

"In two words: "Beyond comprehensive". Phyto is by far the most comprehensive compilation of Phytotechnologies out there. It truly goes beyond by tying together this broad set of plant technologies for cleaning the environment with the necessary form and functionality of landscape design. As an advocate and trainer in Phytotechnologies, I especially appreciate the illustrative graphics and easy-to-understand descriptions that clearly conveys the science, engineering, design, and planning to the technical and artisan alike."

- David Tsao, Ph.D, BP Corporation North America, Inc.

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  • Phyto

    Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design, 1st Edition

    By Kate Kennen, Niall Kirkwood

    Winner of the 2017 CBHL Literature Award of Excellence in Landscape Design and Architecture Phyto presents the concepts of phytoremediation and phytotechnology in one comprehensive guide, illustrating when plants can be considered for the uptake, removal or mitigation of on-site pollutants.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-29
    Routledge

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About the Authors

Kate Kennen is a landscape architect and the founder and president of Offshoots, Inc., an award-winning landscape design practice focused on productive planting techniques and phytotechnology consulting. Kate Kennen completed her undergraduate studies in Landscape Architecture at Cornell University and received her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is also a Visiting Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. 

Niall Kirkwood is a landscape architect, technologist and Professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he has taught since 1992. He teaches, carries out research and publishes on a range of topics related to landscape architectural design, the built environment and the sustainable reuse of land including urban regeneration, landfill reuse, environmental site technologies and international site development. Professor Kirkwood is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Gerard O'Hare Visiting Professor, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Korea University, Seoul and Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.