Category Archives: environment

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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Flashback to Fields Point

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From the bluff, the landscape was impressive….  The field was textured by the presence of mounds, as in a landfill….  And these tombs of culture marched on to the sea beyond, holding inside them the discarded carcasses of useless things….  … Continue reading

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Designing Nature as Infrastructure – Symposium

La Parguera Analysis Designing Nature as Infrastructure – Symposium – Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany Here’s the Symposium poster and program.  We will present on a Green Infrastructure Plan for La Parguera, Puerto Rico. Poster Program, Abstracts, Authors

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¿Qué es arquitectura paisajista?

Empecemos por lo que la arquitectura paisajista no puede ser hoy. La arquitectura paisajista no puede ser escultura porque la escultura es siempre una imposición sobre el paisaje. La arquitectura paisajista contemporánea tampoco puede ser la continental europea del siglo … Continue reading

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El Paisaje Reciclado: Adaptación de la Zona Costanera al Cambio Climático en Puerto Rico

El cambio climático global traerá consecuencias serias para los ecosistemas costeros de gran parte del planeta.  Más aún, el cambio climático representa una amenaza para el futuro de gran parte de la humanidad ya que cada vez más los seres … Continue reading

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Oxígeno, please!

La vida urbana en Puerto Rico nos da muchísimas conveniencias, oportunidades y placeres que no nos provee el suburbio. El estar más juntitos unos con otros brinda una gama entera de posibilidades: desde no tener que gastar gasolina cara para … Continue reading

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