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ASLA features sustainable landscapes

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The American Society of Landscape Architects has put together an online exhibition called Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes.

[The exhibition] highlights real-life examples of sustainable landscape design and its positive effects on the environment and quality of life. These spaces use natural systems to clean the air and water, restore habitats, create healthy communities, and ultimately provide significant economic, social, and environmental value.

Case studies include Park 20/20, a 28-acre mixed-use Amsterdam business park that manages waste, energy and water in “closed-loop” systems; a new sustainable master plan for Greensberg, Kansas; Wellesley College’s Alumnae Valley, the transformation of a parking lot and brownfield into a functioning wetland; and two New York City parks, Bryant Park and the High Line.  The website also features instructive animated sequences on converting brownfield sites into parkland and responsibly managing stormwater.

(via The Dirt)

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August 26, 2010 - Posted by | FKP | , , , , ,

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