Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America

Drosscape Wasting Land in Urban America Do you really know what is under that new house you just bought How about what lies beneath the neighborhood playground Was that big box retailer down your street built over a toxic site Will the ware

  • Title: Drosscape: Wasting Land in Urban America
  • Author: Alan Berger
  • ISBN: 9781568985725
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Do you really know what is under that new house you just bought How about what lies beneath the neighborhood playground Was that big box retailer down your street built over a toxic site Will the warehouse just beyond your backyard be converted into a shopping center, factory, or trucking hub These are just a few of the worrisome scenarios facing us all as our cities bDo you really know what is under that new house you just bought How about what lies beneath the neighborhood playground Was that big box retailer down your street built over a toxic site Will the warehouse just beyond your backyard be converted into a shopping center, factory, or trucking hub These are just a few of the worrisome scenarios facing us all as our cities begin a stealth relocation of industrial facilities from the inner city to the urban periphery places Alan Berger has coined drosscapes Drosscape Wasting Land in Urban America is your guide to this vast, hitherto largely ignored field of waste landscapes.Landscape architects must learn to accommodate these wastelands along with the traditional challenges of site and construction This will require a radical reconceptualization of thinking about landscape before potential solutions can be effectively addressed or devised Ten cites are examined both visually and analytically through the use of aerial photography and geospatially derived maps, charts, and graphs.

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    1. As my yearning for understanding what comprises the American landscape has led me to Drosscape. Ultimately, the beauty of the book is neither the writing or prose (as I find architecture rhetoric to be incredibly drab and overvalued) but instead the research, graphs and diagrams allow one to identify the dilmena develop their own conclusions.

    2. So I admit I am fascinated with obsolete structures. I am not so inclined on how things are going to be improved, but if you couldn't tell, how they decline. This has some great aerial shots of bizarre lapses in urban development and illuminates the complete ineptitude of most public officials when it comes to planning. Not to mention the crux of the field of any design to design something ethically. You see contaminated lands next to residential developments, sprawl as far as the eye can see, t [...]

    3. Berger's Reclaiming the American West is a beautiful, fascinating 5 star masterpiece. This follow up effort pales in comparison, primarily due to the incohesive text.

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