Airport Landscape: Urban Ecologies in the Aerial Age

Airports have never been more central to the life of cities, yet they remain peripheral within design discourse. In response to this contradiction, landscape architects have reasserted their historic claims on the airfield as a site for design over the past quarter century. Airport Landscape: Urban Ecologies in the Aerial Age highlights these innovative practices through case study projects for the ecological enhancement of operating airports and the conversion of those no longer in use. The essays, drawings, and photographs in this volume depict the diverse sites and subjects, flora and fauna, that characterize the contemporary airport landscape.

Airport Landscape is the second title in the Harvard Design Studies series, produced in close collaboration with faculty and doctoral students. This series presents the diversity of rigorous and topical research carried out at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Edited by Sonja Dümpelmann and Charles Waldheim
Designed by Sam de Groot
208 pages
22.5 x 29.7 cm
ISBN 978-1-934510-47-6

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