Landscapes Infrastructures Symposium

Pierre Belanger

Grant Objective / Objectif de la recherche

The main intent of this project is to organize an international symposium on the emerging relationship between landscape and infrastructure.  Drawing from examples of major public works worldwide, prominent scholars and practioners will be invited from around the globe to discuss how the recent emergence of landscape ecology is instigating a shift in the conventional engineering of infrastructure towards the integrated design and sustainability of urban infrastructures including water, energy, transport, food and waste systems.  The symposium will:  a) trace the historical relationship between landscape and infrastructure, b) elucidate present technological shifts and c) expose regional-global economic impacts to reveal contemporary practices and pedagogies, towards the reclamation of the discourse on urban infrastructure in the 21st century.

Grant Awarded / Montant de la subvention accordée:  $4,000

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