8 NATION’S CITIES WEEKLY
January 23, 2012
Landscape Infrastructure can transform
urban blight into urban destination.
We can help transform yours.
engineering and maintaining city streets
based solely on the needs of
re-designing streets, streetscapes and pedestrian
connections in ways that beautify and revitalize.
incorporating paving materials that offset heat
island effect and help with storm water
(Gubei Pedestrian Promenade, Shanghai, China)
engineering and maintaining highways
for peak-traffic efficiency
using highway corridors as opportunities for
restoration of native habitat, re-vegetation, civic
art, and storm water management.
(Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal
Center, Anaheim, California)
channelizing or altering waterways for
storm water management or roadway
naturalizing disturbed, neglected creeks, rivers,
bayous and other waterways for storm water
management, public spaces, and urban wildlife
(Buffalo Bayou Promenade, Houston, Texas)
identifying and using land on a utilitarian
creating usable parks and open space as part of
a larger urban plan from opportunities presented
by alleyways, power line corridors, waterways and
other traditional infrastructure venues.
(Lewis Avenue Corridor, Las Vegas, Nevada)
Maintaining or converting established
repurposing railway corridors for hiking and
biking trails. creating additional opportunities for
parks, open space and habitat.
(Katy Trail, Dallas, Texas)
generally not considered as part of
utilizing parks and open space to nurture a
respect for nature, provide recreational venues
and link communities.
(Milton Street Park, Marina del Rey, California)
Focusing on location of structures and
synthesizing buildings, streets, corridors and
natural systems. integrating public spaces and
nature into the city.
(Ningbo Eco-Corridor, Ningbo City, China)
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