Designing the Reclaimed Landscape
Edited by Alan Berger
Routledge – 2008 – 178 pages
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The book addresses new thinking about landscape, which applies new techniques to the task of transforming outdated and disused post-extraction landscapes through design.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.
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
Alan Berger is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Project for Reclamation Excellence at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.