Date of Award


Document Type

Terminal Project

Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)


Landscape Architecture

Committee Member

Prof. Paul Russell, Committee Chair

Committee Member

Dr. Martin Holland

Committee Member

Dr. Hyejung Chang


Global warming as the most challenging problem in the 21st century and the need for sustainable development due to the diminishing natural resources have urged recycling and reuse of wastes Nowadays a growing concern about how to redevelop post-industrial abandoned area (as one of the wastes) is very popular among architects and landscape architects. Normally, a huge amount of waste will be generated during a post-industrial site reconstruction. Much of the concrete waste from the site demolition is still landfilled, most of the abandoned buildings are torn down and nearly all of the contaminated soil is sent to another place, etc. This study contributes to use sustainable reconstruction process to reuse existing site materials as much as possible to design an abandoned post-industrial site into a sustainable community activity area.