Phytoremediation: An Interim Landscape Architecture Strategy For Canadian Municipalities

dc.contributor.advisorKelly, Sean
dc.contributor.authorTodd, Leila Fazel
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-24T15:18:27Z
dc.date.available2013-04-24T15:18:27Z
dc.date.copyright2013-04
dc.date.created2013-04-18
dc.date.issued2013-04-24
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.programmeLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractMany Canadian cities are faced with the challenge of contaminated lands that remain vacant due to high remediation costs. Redevelopment of these lots to green space enhances the character of our cities and improves human and environmental health. Phytoremediation, the process of treating contaminated soil and water with plants, was explored as a plausible design application towards the re-use of contaminated vacant lands. Based on an integrative literature review synthesis and a phytoremediation example, design guidelines were formulated and then applied to three Canadian municipal sites. An expert panel, including phytoremediation specialists and municipal staff involved with open space planning and development, provided an evaluation of the guidelines. The results demonstrated that the design guidelines are an appropriate foundation for the application of phytoremediation as an interim strategy for transforming contaminated lands into usable green space within Canadian municipalities.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipLACF (Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation)
dc.description.sponsorshipLatornell Graduate Travel Scholarship
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/6572
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectPhytoremediationen_US
dc.subjectDesign Guidelinesen_US
dc.subjectInterim Strategyen_US
dc.subjectBrownfielden_US
dc.subjectContaminated Vacant Landen_US
dc.titlePhytoremediation: An Interim Landscape Architecture Strategy For Canadian Municipalitiesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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