Landscape Infrastructure

It's a new thought process driven by landscape architects that takes infrastructure that was previously single-use and turns it to multiple uses such as stormwater runoff and social equity.
November 14, 2011, 1pm PST | Tim Halbur
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SWA Group has a new book on landscape infrastructure. Nate Berg talks with Gerdo Aquino, co-editor of the book:

"'There are all these underutilized corridors like transmission corridors, alleyways, remnant spaces around freeway on- and off-ramps,' Aquino says. 'They serve a municipal function, but they could also be more multi-functioning.'

He says the concept has been kicking around for about 15 yeas, but has only recently begun to catch on and play out in actual designs. It's a two-birds-with-one-stone mentality that's become more politically feasible as funding gets tight and infrastructure continues to crumble."

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Published on Monday, November 14, 2011 in The Atlantic Cities
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