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Title:Towards a Greater Knowledge Base - Engaging Chicago River Watershed Intelligence to Demonstrate Systemic Landscape Design Strategies
Author(s):Barth, Bram M.
Advisor(s):Fulton, Gale
Department / Program:Landscape Architecture
Discipline:Landscape Architecture
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Landscape Architecture
Design Tactics
Ecological Design
Systems Thinking
Adaptive Management
Lateral Rigor
Abstract:Traditional landscape architecture design practices are limited by existing institutions and too reductive and site-focused. These practices typically lack the synthetic, flexible, and projective methods necessary for the effective planning, design, and management of complex regional landscapes. This thesis investigates the development of applicable strategies that harness contemporary design tools and techniques as well as an updated understanding of systems and complexity in order to effectively interconnect landscape design at the regional and site scales. Recognizing the need for an actual vehicle of study, this thesis engages the Chicago River Watershed (CRW) with the intent of demonstrating the application of these strategies. In this manner, systemic tactics grounded in an existing landscape context are developed to move landscape architecture closer to a role of disciplinary synthesizer.
Issue Date:2011-05-25
Rights Information:© 2011 Bram M. Barth
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-25
Date Deposited:2011-05

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