With the proliferation of urban development in coastal cities, landscape architects have an opportunity to design urban infrastructure in a way that can simultaneously bolster aquatic habitat and create great public space. This session compares three case studies: Chicago Riverwalk, Elliott Bay Seawall, and Rebuild by Design: Living Breakwaters.
Discuss the relationship between open space design and essential aquatic habitat.
Examine the responsibility landscape architects have in supporting marine environments in coastal and shoreline development/redevelopment.
Compare alternative or innovative design methods to enhance or restore aquatic habitat and fish vitality in urban waterways.
Understand the importance of collaboration between the designer, ecologist, and engineer to create urban aquatic habitat.