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LANDSCAPE LABOR ATORIES | LABOR ATOIRES PAYSAGERS KEES LOKMAN DYNAMIC STABILITY IMAGE MIYO TAKEDA, REFRAMING RICHMOND LABORATORIES FOR FLOOD-RESILIENT LANDSCAPES 1 FR_RESUMÉ STABILITÉ DYNAMIQUE On doit enclencher une nouvelle dynamique entre la population et les écosystèmes spécialement dans les régions côtières et le long des principaux fleuves. Deux projets conçus par des étudiants proposent des paysages de « stabilité dynamique » : des environnements productifs qui orchestrent soigneusement les infrastructures « dures » et « molles » pour faire place au changement. L'inondation n'est plus perçue comme un risque, mais plutôt comme un mécanisme pour revigorer les écosystèmes, produire des aliments et de l'énergie, recycler les rejets et nutriments et promouvoir des échanges bénéfiques entre les processus sociaux et biophysiques. 1 AS SALT WATER INTRUSION INCREASES, CRANBERRY BOGS CAN BECOME CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS OR FISH FARMS EN_ OVER A DECADE ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Crutzen coined the term "Anthropocene" to denote that human actions have significantly altered the earth's geologic and biospheric conditions and processes. This means we are no longer confronted with an indifferent nature but with an environment characterized by a profound blurring of social and biophysical processes. In order to address the global challenges of ongoing urbanization, climate change and environmental degradation, we not only have to understand how these complex social-ecological systems work across different spatial and temporal scales, but we also have to imagine new design solutions that interweave anthropogenic and natural processes. Especially in coastal areas and along major rivers - environments that provide incalculable benefits but simultaneously face tremendous pressures - it is critical that we develop new dynamics between people and ecosystems. Two projects developed by landscape architecture students reveal possibilities for the design of flood-resilient landscapes. Both projects propose landscapes of 'dynamic stability': productive environments that carefully orchestrate 'hard' and 'soft' infrastructures in order to accommodate change, reduce risks, cultivate new ecologies, experiment with multifunctional land uses, and re-connect urban populations with the temporalities of river systems. MIGRATORY LANDSCAPES, SHIFTING PROGRAMS The first project titled Migratory Lands by Emily Chen, a dual degree MArch-MLA 2016 vol. 18_no. 1 41

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2016

Returning the Tide
A Question of Balance
A role for the Applied Ecologist
WET Design
The Ballad of Frog Plain
Landscape Laboratories|Laboratoires Paysagers
1000 Acres in Essex
3 Wetlands: 3 Discoverles...
Fen and White Cedar
Ecological Landscaping
The Last Word | Le Mot De La Fin

Landscapes - Spring 2016