There is an emergent landscape being created by petroleum extraction. This is becoming a national landscape issues, yet few landscape architects are involved in policy discussions associated with these mining practices. This session looks at how landscape architects can participate in planning, mitigation, and policy for the current fracking boom.
Learn the basics of the technologies that are driving the current boom in U.S. oil and gas production.
Examine how these technological changes impact land-use patterns, landscapes, and communities.
Understand policy approaches to lessening the impacts of fracking and legal limits on what regulators can demand.
Look at ways that landscape architects can and should be required by law to oversee mitigation of the adverse effects of these extraction techniques.