DESIGN – UNDERGRADUATE
Urbanization in Binational Watersheds in
the U.S.—Mexico Borderlands:
Open Space Design Proposal for a Regenerative Future
Karen Lyding, Student ASLA (top) and Emily Roddy, Student ASLA
Advisors: Assistant Professor Joseph
Ewan, ASLA, and Associate Professor Rebecca Fish Ewan.
A really thorough analysis... this problem has been framed
in an excellent way... overall, a lot of information compiled...
Student Awards Jury Comments
This project analyzes conventional river management practices
in the border region, and then uses the City of Tecate, Baja California
Norte, Mexico to illustrate alternative design strategies applicable
to many bi-national urban waterways. Two primary scales of intervention
are examined for the City of Tecate: Those applicable to the urban
area as a whole, and those appropriate to neighborhood-based urban
river parks. These ecological and socio-economic interventions strive
to mange flood waters and improve water quality, while also regenerating
riparian habitat and educating the community.
|Drawings: Karen Lyding and Emily