Date of Award

5-2015

Document Type

Terminal Project

Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Department

Landscape Architecture

Advisor

Hyejung Chang

Committee Member

Thomas Schurch

Committee Member

Martin Holland

Abstract

Brownfield regeneration is one of the products, which result from the developing and spreading of urbanization. As the vacant brownfield former industrial activities more or less brought pollution on site and left the scar for the land, there are health risks, aesthetic affect, reduce the surrounding land values and other issues. In response to such environment threats, the study mainly focuses on ecological restoration processes to heal the polluted land and recreate an enjoyable place and living environment for human activities. The goal of the study is to outline design solutions- the “brown” to “green” process - through ecological restoration. The study addressed the ecological restoration knowledge and place making theory through the literature, and more exploration from the case studies of five parks that redeveloped from brownfield. Gathering the study results from both literature review and case studies to apply to the design process and offfering the clear understand of the ecological restoration process of turning the brownfield into green space.

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