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Tag Archives | Fall 2014

“Restorative Urban Design” by Jessica Haren

Overcrowding, excessive buildings and concrete, and negative environmental stimuli lead to unhealthy mental and physical stress for people living in dense urban cities. Restorative landscapes, woven into the existing grid, that are focused on quality of mind, body, and community, will incorporate nature’s benefits, support social connections, and promote daily physical activity, via a green […]

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“Urban Space Transformation” by Samantha Hung

This project aims to transform underutilized urban areas that have been gragmented or occupied by roadways, waterways, and utility corridors into a unified, publicly accessible green space. UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation. Instructors Patrick Reynolds & Eileen Alduenda.  

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“Ephemeral Park and Wildlife Sanctuary” by Julia Newton

This project redesigns a closed, remediated landfill for habitat restoration, community recreation, and renewable energy production. It embraces the major constraint of the site — a subsiding, shifting ground plane — by mimicking the movement of the topography, and using program elements that are temporary, ephemeral, moveable or recyclable. It is a metaphor for landscape […]

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“Reclaiming the Public Realm” by Daniel Guimera Sr.

Reimagine fragmented cities and neighborhood through a design blueprint for healthy communities to reclaim the public realm, and improve mobility and connectivity. Urban cores within these neighborhoods will comprise a more livable, walkable and vibrant city. UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation. Instructors Patrick Reynolds & Eileen Alduenda.  

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“District Branding” by Tamara Lipscomb

District Branding is the concept of transforming urban areas of viable industry into vibrant, unique districts that celebrate culture, commerce, and life. Branding poses the opportunity to connect industry networks into having recognizable boundaries with legible cohesiveness. A branded design will reveal the natural beauty of a district’s character. UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation. Instructors […]

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“The Long Beach Pollinator Greenbelt & Environmental Academy” by Shawn Maestretti

Blending the edges of community and greenway to solve environmental problems and improving habitat quality and quantity, while connecting people to nature. UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Thesis Presentation. Instructors Patrick Reynolds & Eileen Alduenda.  

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Save the Date: Thesis Presentations 11/15/14

  Save the Date: Fall Thesis Presentations November 15th, 2014 121 Dodd Hall   Times and Program to follow

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