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Reconnecting to a Forgotten River: An Ecological Solution

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dc.contributor.author Hanson, Aaron
dc.description.abstract Waterways are a vital and productive resource to our environment. Rivers provide a variety of amenities and services to communities across the world such as drinking water, food, travel, recreation, wildlife habitat, connection to place, aesthetic appeal, economic development, etc. This thesis project examines the importance of the Mississippi River to its urban community and how riverfront design can function as a unifying element for the city center and its ecosystem. Over half of the world’s future population will be living in urban environments by 2030, which will dramatically increase the stress on a vulnerable network of water systems. A restoration of a river can bring awareness to people while improving physical and ecological corridor connections (Bernhardt &Palmer, 2007). en_US
dc.title Reconnecting to a Forgotten River: An Ecological Solution en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-10T23:19:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-10T23:19:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/20053
dc.date 2012-05 en_US
dc.subject Waterfronts.
dc.subject Greenways.
dc.subject Trails.
dc.subject Water trails.
dc.subject Stream restoration.
dc.subject Mississippi River.
dc.subject Saint Cloud (Minn.)
dc.subject Minnesota.
dc.thesis.award Dennis C. Colliton Memorial Award for Landscape Architectural Design Winner en_US
dc.thesis.degree Bachelor of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Fischer, Dominic en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Vorderbruggen, Joan en_US

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