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Mollie Babize 2013 masccc

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Conway School of Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design

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Mollie Babize 2013 masccc

  1. 1. Applied. Whole systems. Design.www.csld.edu  
  2. 2. Providing sustainable solutions forresilient communities. www.csld.edu  A  Vision  for  a  Vibrant    Northeast  Har1ord  Walk  Winthrop:  A  plan  for    a  walkable  community  Franklin  County    Farmland  +    Foodshed  Study  Westover  Air  Base    Management  Plan  FRANKLIN COUNTYFARMLAND & FOODSHED STUDYPrepared for theFranklin Regional Council of GovernmentsFRANKLIN COUNTYFARMLAND & FOODSHED STUDYPrepared for theFranklin Regional Council of GovernmentsLaura Elizares | Evelyn Lane The Conway School Winter 2012
  3. 3. 1.  Support  local  food  producHon.  2.  Combat  resource-­‐wasHng  and    contaminaHng  pracHces.  3.  Protect,  enhance  biodiversity.  4.  AnHcipate  climate  change,  greater  storm  acHvity  5.  Engage  diverse  communiHes.    Five important actions that move ustoward greater sustainability:
  4. 4. Does Franklin County, Massachusetts, have the land resources needed to achieveresidents of the county and of the larger region? These are the questions theFranklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), working with a consortiumaddress.1. How much farmland would Franklin County require to meet its residents’nutritional needs?2. How much farmland is there currently in Franklin County, and where is itlocated?3.4. Where is there potential for additional farmland in Franklin County?5.The Conway School is the only institution of its kind in North America. Its focus is sustainablelandscape planning and design. Each year, through its accredited, ten-month graduate programjust eighteen to nineteen students from diverse backgrounds are immersed in a range of appliedprofessional roles in various aspects of landscape planning and design.FRANKLIN COUNTYFARMLAND & FOODSHED STUDYPrepared for theFranklin Regional Council of GovernmentsFRANKLIN COUNTYFARMLAND & FOODSHED STUDYPrepared for theFranklin Regional Council of GovernmentsLaura Elizares | Evelyn Lane The Conway School Winter 2012Five important actions that move ustoward greater sustainability:Small  farm  management  plan   City-­‐wide  food  security  plan  Regional  farmland  assessment  1.  Support  local  food  producHon  
  5. 5. Five important actions that move ustoward greater sustainability:Condominium  master  plan      Air  base  restoraHon  plan  Green  burial  alternaHves    2.    Combat  resource-­‐wasHng  and  contaminaHng    pracHces.  
  6. 6. Five important actions that move ustoward greater sustainability:Connect  remaining  green  corridors  in  a  highly  grazed  landscape  Protect  fragile  places  within  an  ecotourism  desHnaHon  Guide  access  to  a  unique  botanical  sanctuary  3.    Protect  and  enhance  biodiversity  
  7. 7. Five important actions that move ustoward greater sustainability:rain  garden  porous  pavement  Guidelines  for  regional  stormwater  management  Infiltrate  storm  runoff  and  reduce  heat  island  effect  4.    AnHcipate  climate  change,  more  frequent    and  severe  storms  
  8. 8. Five important actions that move ustoward greater sustainability:FacilitaHng  public  involvement  in  Ajo,  AZ;  Northampton  &  Worcester,  MA;  Adirondack  State  Park  communiHes;  Northeast  Har1ord,  CT  5.    Engage  diverse  communiHes  
  9. 9. Real world. Real results. Ten months.www.csld.edu  
  10. 10. Mollie Babize, Associate DirectorP.O.Box 179, Conway, MA 01341413-369-4044 babize@csld.eduInformation SessionSaturday, May 4th10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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