Urban Ecological Landscape Design–A Case Study for a Novel Design Process in Burnaby, BC

  • Kristina Zālīte University of Victoria


Urban ecological restoration is a discipline that shares a knowledge base with landscape architecture. This project carefully studies the crossover between the design processes of landscape architecture and restoration ecology, intending to find where there can be increased sharing of ecological information that may be useful to the landscape design process.
This project is a case study for a landscape design process in an urban setting. The case study follows a design exercise through several stages in ecological restoration, with the final outcome of an exemplary urban design for ecological function. This project may contribute to the fields of landscape architecture and ecological restoration by contributing toward the development of a new system or process for ecologically-functioning urban landscape design. At a minimum, this work can offer several criteria that may be added to the landscape architecture design process for increased ecological success.

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