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HOLOSCENE: High Performance Landscape Systems

by: Vanessa Hefti



This work studies landscape infrastructural solutions to community health. It addresses the health, sustainability, and resilience of habitated environments. The work suggests an interconnected working landscape system of soft engineering can serve as a civic asset and amenity while solving conventional infrastructural problems. Proven through history conventional infrastructure has been an environmental liability, whereas soft infrastructure has been in demand in the form of public parks, park systems, and city planning. The needs of the present day for improved public and environmental health lend an opportunity to explore landscape systems as ecological design solutions that would otherwise be solved with hard infrastructure.

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