Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM)  >
Theses and Dissertations from UMD  >
UMD Theses and Dissertations 

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903/12850

Title: Wildness as Infrastructure
Authors: Moyer, Kimberly Jean
Advisors: Sullivan, Jack
Department/Program: Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PLSA)
Type: Thesis
Sponsors: Digital Repository at the University of Maryland
University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Subjects: Landscape architecture
Keywords: Baltimore
Infrastructure
Urban Wilderness
Wildscapes
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: An interesting line of tension happens when wildness is physically juxtaposed with order. This tension is an emblematic feature of the urban wildscape. This research/design thesis explores ways to inject qualities of wildness into the urban environment where order, functionality, and safety are a necessary part of the landscape. The exploration is primarily focused on aesthetics; the full engagement of the senses in the perception of the environment. Nevertheless, the sustainability of urban wildscapes has important implications for its survivability. With appropriate research and design, a degraded urban landscape can be transformed into a minimal maintenance wildscape. The goal of this project is to identify design parameters and apply them to a specific place: Baltimore's "Highway to Nowhere" with designed acts of intervention and a restrained approach to maintenance. The intent of these interventions is to encourage a predictable succession of urban wildlife habitats with varying levels of human presence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1903/12850
Appears in Collections:Plant Science & Landscape Architecture Theses and Dissertations
UMD Theses and Dissertations

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormatNo. of Downloads
Moyer_umd_0117N_13306.pdf10.17 MBAdobe PDF209View/Open

All items in DRUM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

 

DRUM is brought to you by the University of Maryland Libraries
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-7011 (301)314-1328.
Please send us your comments