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Phytoremediation: An Interim Landscape Architecture Strategy For Canadian Municipalities

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dc.contributor.advisor Kelly, Sean Todd, Leila Fazel 2013-04-24T15:18:27Z 2013-04-24T15:18:27Z 2013-04 2013-04-18 2013-04-24
dc.description.abstract Many 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.sponsorship LACF (Landscape Architecture Canada Foundation), Latornell Graduate Travel Scholarship en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Phytoremediation en_US
dc.subject Design Guidelines en_US
dc.subject Interim Strategy en_US
dc.subject Brownfield en_US
dc.subject Contaminated Vacant Land en_US
dc.title Phytoremediation: An Interim Landscape Architecture Strategy For Canadian Municipalities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Landscape Architecture en_US Master of Landscape Architecture en_US School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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