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Henriksson, Sara, 2014. Re-design of Toledo Riverfront : from industrial past to sustainable biodiverse future. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



Effects of climate change, urbanization and global homogenization are resulted in the degradation of land and losses of natural habitats. Ecological design integrates nature into urban environment by respecting natural ecological principles and processes and creating resilient
urban biotopes which also can be used by local urban communities.

The aim of the thesis is to answer the research questions: How ecological design principles can be applied for re-design of Toledo Riverfront (with requirements of the design competition)? and What is the ecological design in landscape architecture? I participated in the USA design
competition with the aim to create a vision and redesign of Toledo Riverfront in Ohio State, USA. The site is located in the south point of Lake Erie. As a result of a long industrial activity, riverfront of Toledo had been transformed into inaccessible and abandoned brownfields.
In my proposal I applied ecological design principles on three scales:
the city of Toledo by reinforcing of ecological connection and creating green corridors along the river; the intermediate scale by suggesting public parks along the river front and on the fine level by proposing detailed design including remediation of the site and use of dredged
material. One of the key suggestions was to recreate native ecosystems which are typical for Toledo and Ohio State. The inspiration of my design came from successful case studies in Germany, USA and China.

Main title:Re-design of Toledo Riverfront
Subtitle:from industrial past to sustainable biodiverse future
Authors:Henriksson, Sara
Supervisor:Ignatieva, Maria
Examiner:Calderon, Camilo and Eriksson, Tuula
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2014
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NY004 Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna 300 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:ecological design, ecological principles, landscape architecture, re-design, re-design of Toledo Riverfront, re-development of Brownfields
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Deposited On:26 Aug 2014 14:36
Metadata Last Modified:26 Aug 2014 14:36

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