Civic Hydrology Seminar


This landscape theory seminar explores the possibilities for water infrastructure that is biophysically positive, engaging of the human imagination, and an instrument for building communities and cities.

How can water/ stormwater, and sewer systems be designed to make cities better?

The class is a blend of technical information, theoretical readings, and historical and contemporary case studies. Special emphasis is placed on the possibilities for water to become an infrastructure--a necessary and critical element in the planning and design of parks, communities, and cities. We examine how municipal water services and water "amenities' can be transformed from being "backyard" status to being meaningful and integral part of daily life.

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