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dc.contributor.authorKrop, Adam
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-31T14:02:16Z
dc.date.available2015-07-31T14:02:16Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/58977
dc.description.abstract2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils by the United Nations. This proclamation emphasizes the soil as a basis for life and culture, its importance for agriculture, and its fragility when threatened by sprawl, industry and contamination. This thesis explores the remediation and temporary reappropriation of urban contaminated sites into a community hub for urban agriculture. A brownfield site in the dynamic and gentrifying neighbourhood on Gottingen St. in Halifax, NS is selected as an incubator for culture and community development. A phased and temporary caravan of architecture derived from phyto- and myco-remediation technologies drives a process that unfolds over 20 years. As the risks posed to human health by contaminated soil dissipates, so too does the architectural performance. A clean site and stronger community networks are the remnants that facilitate the next phase of development as the process begins anew on the next contaminated site.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectmycoremediationen_US
dc.subjecturban agricultureen_US
dc.subjectphytoremediationen_US
dc.subjectbrownfielden_US
dc.subjectdrosscapeen_US
dc.subjectGottingen Sten_US
dc.subjectHalifax (N.S.)en_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjectecologyen_US
dc.titleArticulating Ecology: Brownfield Remediation, Urban Agriculture and Prospects for Community Revitalizationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2015-07-08
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerBrian Carteren_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorSteve Parcellen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerRoger Mullinen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorAnge Deanen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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