A Partnership for Demonstrating Sustainable Land Use and Open Space Design Practices.   UConn Landfill Remediation and Wet...
Partnership  UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>CT Department of Environmental Protection <...
Our Agenda <ul><li>Extend the potential of this project to demonstrate leadership, provide academic integration & create p...
Site Orientation UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Wooded Area North Hillside Rd Celeron Apts. Rt....
Site Conditions UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Residence Great Heron Rookery Wooded Historic Wa...
Wetlands, Uplands, Vernal Pools UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Wetland Upland Pavement Grass Bu...
Affected Wetlands UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
Ownership of Land UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
Project Limits UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
Current Plan UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Mitigate contaminated areas-  Cap landfill ...
How Can We Expand on Demonstrating Sustainable Land Use? <ul><li>Support the Campus Master Plan’s objectives </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Embrace the spirit of the Campus Master Plan as a blueprint for  unified and integrated development: </li></ul><ul...
Campus Masterplan <ul><li>Establish a  remote  parking lot as part of the landfill remediation effort  </li></ul>UConn Lan...
UConn’s Sustainability Guidelines <ul><li>Planning Sustainable Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Safeguarding Water </li></ul><ul><l...
LEED UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>What is LEED? </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in Energ...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>LEED at UCONN </li></ul><ul><li>Implements goals of the ...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project This site as a potential LEED certified project LEED-NC: Geared ...
University and Mansfield Open Space  UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Connect to Mansfeil...
Case Studies UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>University of Maine, Orono Bog and Boardwal...
Case Studies UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Close proximity to  University of Maine , O...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project This boardwalk was built by the Maine Conservation Corp and loca...
Case Studies UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Wickham Park  in Manchester, CT has at leas...
Case Studies UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Ohio State University * Olentangy River Wetland Res...
Student Work UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>PLSC 268 : Planting Design- Senior Landscap...
Summary of Goals <ul><li>Trail Connectivity-   Hiking (Dirt, Boardwalk), Sidewalks/Biking, Car (Parking Access) </li></ul>...
Survey of Proposed Site Elements <ul><li>As you are taking in these projects, identify overall design concepts and site el...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Hillside Exploration & Education Park Zones: Interpretive Gather...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Interpretative Gathering Existing Conditions Plan: Historic ston...
Education through Revealing:  Composting and Waste Treatment UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul...
Site Elements UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Use fragrant native plants to mask the odo...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Amphitheatre Park and View Area <ul><li>Create a viewing and edu...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Create an educational display wall showing the timeline/...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Storm Water Management Education <ul><li>Create a point of entry...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Invasive Plant Research Existing  Proposed <ul><li>Create severa...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Wetland Park- ing Showcasing different types of wetlands in both...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Enhancement Using phytoremediation techniques, these affected we...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Creation:  Ecological Parking Lot <ul><li>Regenerate the methane...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Site Elements
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Creation:  Erosion Control with Native Plants <ul><li>Using nati...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Preservation and Restoration:  Contrast between natural and huma...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Creation:  Access Point through Forested Wetland  Shelter Falls ...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Site Elements: BMP Practices Tulip Tree Boardwalk Retention Isla...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Indecent Exposure <ul><li>The site will provide a  recreational ...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Entrance <ul><li>Draw pedestrians up the hill with the use of pl...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Formal and Natural Intervention:  Planting Pattern Design <ul><l...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Natural Restoration Process:  Transect <ul><li>Different uses of...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Engineered Restoration Process:  Visual Interpretive Viewing Are...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Create a rain garden to reduce erosion and flow of storm...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Wetland Education:  Pedestrian Viewing and Learning Environment ...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Crossings Connect  Areas of Active and Passive Recreation to Cre...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Improved Streetscape:  New Gateway to Campus <ul><li>Use plantin...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Trail Improvements <ul><li>Add plantings to enhance trail entry ...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Active Recreation <ul><li>Leave existing field stonewalls and fo...
UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Access to Trails and StreetScape <ul><li>Connecting pedestrians ...
<ul><li>Fulfill our Land Grant Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Provide accessible outdoor recreational and learning  oppo...
Implementation <ul><li>Determine whether to move forward with supplemental master plan elements </li></ul><ul><li>If so, i...
Sources UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Town of Mansfield website:  www.mansfieldct.org ...
Thank You UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>CT Department of Environmental Protection, Bri...
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Third presentation in the series to the Land Use Sustainable Development working group to the President of the university under the Environmental Policy Advisory Council regarding the Landfill Remediation & Mitigation Project.

This presentation is a pitch to the subgroup a series of student redesigns for the 60 acre site. Once housing the campus landfill and chemical storage pits.

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Landfill Remediation Project - Student redesigns: Land Use Sustainable Development

  1. 1. A Partnership for Demonstrating Sustainable Land Use and Open Space Design Practices. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  2. 2. Partnership UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>CT Department of Environmental Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Environmental Policy at UCONN </li></ul><ul><li>EPAC – Environmental Policy Advisory Council </li></ul><ul><li>LUSD subcommittee members – Land Use and Sustainable Development </li></ul><ul><li>University Administrators/Faculty – Architectural & Engineering Services </li></ul><ul><li>Professors/Students – Landscape Architecture, EEB </li></ul><ul><li>Contractors- Haley & Aldrich, O&G </li></ul><ul><li>Subcontractors – Mason & Associates </li></ul><ul><li>Town of Mansfield – Parks and Recreation Department </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our Agenda <ul><li>Extend the potential of this project to demonstrate leadership, provide academic integration & create positive open space </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to immediate site and contextual site conditions & opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Support the university’s endeavor to maintain responsible management and growth that ensures environmental sustainability & protects public health, safety & welfare </li></ul><ul><li>(Adopted from: Environmental Policy Statement, April 22, 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Apply strategies established by the university’s Sustainable Design Guidelines & goals set by the preliminary campus Master Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Use Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Projects (LEED-NC) rating system as project benchmark </li></ul><ul><li>Address implementation and maintenance cost concerns </li></ul>UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  4. 4. Site Orientation UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Wooded Area North Hillside Rd Celeron Apts. Rt.44 Trailer Homes Offices and Facilities Landfill
  5. 5. Site Conditions UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Residence Great Heron Rookery Wooded Historic Walls Tennis Courts Forested Wetland Upland Forest Offices and Facilities
  6. 6. Wetlands, Uplands, Vernal Pools UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Wetland Upland Pavement Grass Buildings Vernal Pools
  7. 7. Affected Wetlands UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  8. 8. Ownership of Land UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  9. 9. Project Limits UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  10. 10. Current Plan UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Mitigate contaminated areas- Cap landfill and remediate wetlands </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a remote parking lot </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an educational footpath with viewing decks </li></ul>Invasive Species Control Area Proposed Expansion to Open Space Preservation Area
  11. 11. How Can We Expand on Demonstrating Sustainable Land Use? <ul><li>Support the Campus Master Plan’s objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Campus Sustainability Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>LEED certification </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to Mansfield’s and UConn’s open spaces, and existing bicycles routes and trails </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Respond to site opportunities and constraints </li></ul>UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  12. 12. <ul><li>Embrace the spirit of the Campus Master Plan as a blueprint for unified and integrated development: </li></ul><ul><li>MASTER PLAN GOALS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish a clear organization concept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and articulated hierarchy of spaces and paths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a humane campus in scale, function and materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a flexible framework to accommodate future university needs </li></ul></ul>Campus Master Plan Goals UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  13. 13. Campus Masterplan <ul><li>Establish a remote parking lot as part of the landfill remediation effort </li></ul>UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  14. 14. UConn’s Sustainability Guidelines <ul><li>Planning Sustainable Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Safeguarding Water </li></ul><ul><li>Conserving Materials and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Improving Energy Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing Indoor Environmental Quality </li></ul>UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  15. 15. LEED UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>What is LEED? </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design </li></ul><ul><li>National standard set by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental goal setting and assessment tool: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Defines “green” by providing a standard for measurement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Benchmark illustrating an ambitious range of environmental strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Market driver: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to increase the demand for sustainable products and systems </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>LEED at UCONN </li></ul><ul><li>Implements goals of the Campus Sustainable Design Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the university’s Environmental Policy Statement: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“… to maintain responsible management and growth that ensures environmental sustainability & protects public health, safety & welfare.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Comprises collective Campus measures or discrete building project: </li></ul><ul><li>Burton/Shenkman Facility </li></ul>
  17. 17. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project This site as a potential LEED certified project LEED-NC: Geared towards building structures : LEED-ND (a pilot program): Focuses on sites (with or without buildings) and their neighborhoods “ To Encourage developers and community leaders to revitalize existing urban areas, reduce land consumption, reduce automobile dependence, promote pedestrian activity, improve air quality, decrease polluted storm water runoff, and build more livable, sustainable, enduring communities for people of all income levels.”
  18. 18. University and Mansfield Open Space UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Connect to Mansfeild and UConn’s open spaces adjacent to site </li></ul><ul><li>Create a continuous pedestrian/bicycle route that circulates to and throughout our site and back into campus </li></ul><ul><li>Create an accessible, usable open space for the surrounding residents </li></ul>Nipmuck Trail Willi R.Greenway Bike Improvement Bike Routes Campus Roads Campus Core UConn Forest Mansfield Parklands
  19. 19. Case Studies UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>University of Maine, Orono Bog and Boardwalk </li></ul><ul><li>Wickham Park Wetland Boardwalk, Manchester, CT </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State University, Olentangy River Wetland Research Park </li></ul>
  20. 20. Case Studies UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Close proximity to University of Maine , Orono </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible by bus, vehicle, or foot </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to the Bangor State Forest </li></ul><ul><li>Provides habitat research and education through a unifying boardwalk with interpretive signage </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity for recreational use </li></ul><ul><li>A positive usable open space for both the University and the local community </li></ul>
  21. 21. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  22. 22. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project This boardwalk was built by the Maine Conservation Corp and local volunteers
  23. 23. Case Studies UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Wickham Park in Manchester, CT has at least 5 different themed gardens, the newest being the Wetland Boardwalk Garden built in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>This was funded by the CT Department of Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the public an opportunity to learn about the importance of wetlands </li></ul><ul><li>Offers recreational opportunities </li></ul>
  24. 24. Case Studies UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Ohio State University * Olentangy River Wetland Research Park <ul><li>Wetlands create a research and recreational park for the University and community </li></ul>
  25. 25. Student Work UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>PLSC 268 : Planting Design- Senior Landscape Architect studio, Professor: Kristin Schwab </li></ul><ul><li>Our role was to take this information and create a landscape architectural/planting plan that provides for human use and vegetative restoration/enhancement of the area. </li></ul><ul><li>Four Masterplan Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Individual site concepts of a 300’ x 300’ area relating back to their group’s overall concept </li></ul>
  26. 26. Summary of Goals <ul><li>Trail Connectivity- Hiking (Dirt, Boardwalk), Sidewalks/Biking, Car (Parking Access) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Space Connectivity- Connect Mansfield and UConn’s open spaces </li></ul><ul><li>More Useful Open Space as: Conservation, Scenic Value, and Recreation Demonstration, Education and Research of sustainable practices Interpretative information- Concrete vs. Abstract Point of Entries/Visibility Access More active recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Mitigate/Integrate Parking- Visually and Ecollogically (Detention and Banks) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate All Site Elements to Create a Unified Site </li></ul>UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  27. 27. Survey of Proposed Site Elements <ul><li>As you are taking in these projects, identify overall design concepts and site elements that seem both compelling and feasible </li></ul>UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  28. 28. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Hillside Exploration & Education Park Zones: Interpretive Gathering- Areas for changing installations that interpret the site artistically and visually Research/Rec- Areas for ongoing research and outside learning labs Education- Areas that reveal the site’s history and expose its functions in the site Formal Recreation- Defined areas for active and passive recreation Propono: Reveal Human’s Impact on the Ecosystem
  29. 29. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Interpretative Gathering Existing Conditions Plan: Historic stonewalls exist and interpret the site
  30. 30. Education through Revealing: Composting and Waste Treatment UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Create a campus compost pile usuable by dinning hall facilities/Landscape Services…etc…. </li></ul><ul><li>Educate people about waste, and recycling through demonstration </li></ul>
  31. 31. Site Elements UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Use fragrant native plants to mask the odor from the sewage treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Use a series of composting bins to separate waste and reveal the process </li></ul>
  32. 32. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Amphitheatre Park and View Area <ul><li>Create a viewing and educational gathering area </li></ul><ul><li>Use recycled tires as planters for raised plantings </li></ul><ul><li>Create a pedestrian walk to and throughout the parking lot </li></ul>
  33. 33. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Create an educational display wall showing the timeline/history of this unique site for the pedestrian to view </li></ul>Site Elements
  34. 34. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Storm Water Management Education <ul><li>Create a point of entry with the black pines to visually signal the trail </li></ul><ul><li>Educate through demonstration storm water runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Terrace the land with concrete and earthen terraces </li></ul>
  35. 35. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Invasive Plant Research Existing Proposed <ul><li>Create several types of research plots on invasive plant control </li></ul><ul><li>Collect seed from existing natives to propagate plugs </li></ul>
  36. 36. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Wetland Park- ing Showcasing different types of wetlands in both form and function through design and plant material selection: Integrate and Enhance park and parking uses = Point of Entry
  37. 37. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Enhancement Using phytoremediation techniques, these affected wetlands can be regenerated through experimentation and research
  38. 38. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Creation: Ecological Parking Lot <ul><li>Regenerate the methane gas as renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Create a pedestrian walk with a viewing deck </li></ul>
  39. 39. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Site Elements
  40. 40. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Creation: Erosion Control with Native Plants <ul><li>Using native plants as a slope stabilizer experimentation </li></ul>
  41. 41. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Preservation and Restoration: Contrast between natural and human form
  42. 42. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Creation: Access Point through Forested Wetland Shelter Falls Shelter Falls <ul><li>Create an access point for surrounding residents and public </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible by foot or vehicle </li></ul>
  43. 43. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Site Elements: BMP Practices Tulip Tree Boardwalk Retention Island Parking Example of Signage
  44. 44. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Indecent Exposure <ul><li>The site will provide a recreational and educational setting that incorporates varying ecological systems and habitats, trail systems and gathering areas </li></ul>The Contrast between Engineered and Natural Human Interventions
  45. 45. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Entrance <ul><li>Draw pedestrians up the hill with the use of plants and stonewalls </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce the history of what this site was with interpretative sculpture </li></ul>
  46. 46. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  47. 47. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Formal and Natural Intervention: Planting Pattern Design <ul><li>With the use of native plants, demonstrate a contrast between the formal grid (the landfill) intervening on the organic form (natural site) </li></ul><ul><li>Creating pedestrian movement through what was once the landfill and is now a Park </li></ul>
  48. 48. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Natural Restoration Process: Transect <ul><li>Different uses of wetlands in the ecosystem: </li></ul><ul><li>Water quality </li></ul><ul><li>Promote diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Shade and Cover </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation of wetlands </li></ul>
  49. 49. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Engineered Restoration Process: Visual Interpretive Viewing Area <ul><li>Uses a constructed dam to signify man vs. nature </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a viewing of both man and nature </li></ul><ul><li>Uses plantings to enhance the viewing the area </li></ul>
  50. 50. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Create a rain garden to reduce erosion and flow of storm water </li></ul><ul><li>Reveal the water flow, and provide a viewing area into the site </li></ul>Engineered Water Management Education
  51. 51. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  52. 52. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Wetland Education: Pedestrian Viewing and Learning Environment <ul><li>Create a viewing and educational area to learn about wetlands </li></ul><ul><li>Possible location for outdoor classes </li></ul>
  53. 53. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Crossings Connect Areas of Active and Passive Recreation to Create a Unified Site <ul><li>Trail/Passive Recreation- Redirect trail system, trail improvements, creating trail heads </li></ul><ul><li>Active Recreation- Playfield areas for nearby residents, Use plantings to accent and connect the fields </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing of the Wetlands- Trails running along wetlands and gathering spots for teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Connections- Connections to and from parking lot Create important entry points into the site </li></ul>
  54. 54. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Improved Streetscape: New Gateway to Campus <ul><li>Use plantings to enhance the new entry to campus </li></ul><ul><li>Use a contrast of free formed trees and formal pyramidal trees to signal transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Create a series of mounds to act as gateways into the site representing the form of the landfill </li></ul>North Hillside Rd 1 1
  55. 55. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Trail Improvements <ul><li>Add plantings to enhance trail entry </li></ul><ul><li>Provide seating along the path </li></ul><ul><li>Improve trail treatment </li></ul>
  56. 56. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Active Recreation <ul><li>Leave existing field stonewalls and foundation and incorporate a passive Frisbee Golf Course </li></ul><ul><li>Create active recreation opportunities behind Celeron Apts. </li></ul><ul><li>Use plantings to enhance and signal these actvities </li></ul>
  57. 57. UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project Access to Trails and StreetScape <ul><li>Connecting pedestrians and vehicles to improved streetscape </li></ul><ul><li>Creating green space and pedestrian connections through trails and boardwalk </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>Fulfill our Land Grant Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Provide accessible outdoor recreational and learning opportunities for both sides of campus </li></ul><ul><li>Activate the Space </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Interest, Stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Link University and Mansfield Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Transform a “negative” into a “positive” </li></ul>Rationale UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  59. 59. Implementation <ul><li>Determine whether to move forward with supplemental master plan elements </li></ul><ul><li>If so, involve Architecture and Engineering Services, Building and Grounds, Master Plan Committee to designate as an identifiable project </li></ul><ul><li>Library Exhibit and American Society of Landscape Architects Student Award Submissions Spring ‘06 </li></ul>UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project
  60. 60. Sources UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>Town of Mansfield website: www.mansfieldct.org </li></ul><ul><li>Ecohusky website: www.ecohusky.uconn.edu </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Green Building Council website: www.usgbc.org </li></ul><ul><li>University of Maine – Orono Bog boardwalk: www.oronobogwalk.org </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State University – Wetlands Research Park: http://swamp.ag.ohio-state.edu/ORW.html </li></ul><ul><li>Wickham Park </li></ul><ul><li>Smith Group JJR – LEED V2.1 Audit </li></ul>
  61. 61. Thank You UConn Landfill Remediation and Wetland Mitigation Project <ul><li>CT Department of Environmental Protection, Brian Golembiewski </li></ul><ul><li>& Sara Yates </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Environmental Policy at UCONN, Director Rich Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural & Engineering Services, Project Manager Jim Pietrzak </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Architecture Department, Professor Kristin Schwab & </li></ul><ul><li>undergraduate interns: Serena Epstein, Andrea Vassallo, Jacalyn Chnowski, </li></ul><ul><li>& Linda Tasko </li></ul><ul><li>Town of Mansfield: Planning and Zoning Commission, </li></ul><ul><li>Parks and Recreation Department </li></ul><ul><li>Haley & Aldrich </li></ul><ul><li>Mason & Associates, President, owner & Principal Scientist Chris Mason </li></ul>
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