Author Archives: José Juan Terrasa-Soler

About José Juan Terrasa-Soler

JJ is a registered landscape architect, ecologist, and university professor living in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a practicing Buddhist and enjoys hiking, nature exploration, amateur astronomy, and fountain pens.

A Dashboard for the Earth

Originally posted on THE DIRT:
Deep learning neural net technologies / ExtremeTech If we want our planet to be able to house 10 billion people and also want to preserve biodiversity in the future, then we need to leverage the…

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En memoria de Thomas S. Marvel Jova, arquitecto

Para la Dedicatoria de la 38va Asamblea y Convención del Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico, 10-11 de junio de 2016, Hotel El Conquistador, Fajardo, Puerto Rico     Thomas S. Marvel Jova nació y se crió … Continue reading

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Recommended Species for Green Infrastructure in the Caribbean

The work described herein produced a list of 87 species recommended for use in the design of rain gardens, bioswales, and bioretention cells in the Caribbean Islands. Plant palette selection for green infrastructure projects in the world tropics is an … Continue reading

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Nature working for the city: Perspectives on ecological urbanism

Landscape architecture as an occupation, and later as a profession, has only 300 years of history; as a particular human activity, though, it essentially dates back to the emergence of humanity itself.  This activity of human beings – to change … Continue reading

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Los árboles en el diseño urbano

  Una breve nota sobre el uso de los árboles en el diseño urbano, con especial referencia a Puerto Rico.  Ver PDF adjunto: Árboles en el Diseño Urbano (Terrasa 2014)  

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La naturaleza haciendo trabajo en la ciudad: perspectivas para la ciudad ecológica.

La arquitectura paisajista como oficio, y luego como profesión, tiene apenas 300 años de historia, pero como actividad humana se remonta esencialmente al surgimiento mismo de la humanidad. Esta actividad del ser humano de modificar su ambiente para su propia … Continue reading

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Landscape as Planes of Continuity

  Landscape can be conceived as a series of continuing planes in space and time. Discontinuities or wrinkles in continuity might be found, but there is always at least one plane in which there is continuity in the landscape. The … Continue reading

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