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Category Archives: biodiversity conservation

Gordon Brent INGRAM: ongoing projects & collaborations

o Strategies for sustainability transitions

o Ecosystem recovery strategies through environmental planning and design

o Planning and design of public art and other cultural infrastructure for neighbourhood development & ecological restoration
o Critical social and cultural theory and criticism in site-based art, landscape architecture, urban design, and sustainability transitions

o [...]

Misfat Al A’briyeen, Hajar Mountains, Oman

Much of the traditional agriculture of the Arabian / Persian Gulf region is in decline or being abandoned. Costs of water and labour have increased as have the expectations of farmers. Imports are relatively cheap. But more remote areas of Oman’s Hajar Mountains remain exceptional examples of particularly cosmopolitan forms of agro-forestry. Here date palm [...]

Urban pollinator, Railtown Studios Green Roof, Vancouver

Northern Garry oak ecosystems: Landscape ecology analyses for biodiversity conservation planning


Much of my work as an environmental planner and designer has involved conservation and recovery of sensitive ecosystems and an underlying exploration of the relevance of the field of landscape ecology. The group of ecological communities and landscapes with which I have worked for the longest period, going back to my childhood and the land [...]

Crabapple blossoms, Railtown Green Roof, Vancouver

New leaves of rhubarb & an apple tree, Railtown Green Roof, Vancouver

The green roof of Railtown Studios on Vancouver Harbour: an overview

29 May, 2008
in the garden of agro urban agri culture:
celebrating ten years of the Railtown Studios green roof 1998 - 2008
PDF copy available: 5-2008-the-continuing-evolution-of-the-railtown-studios-green-roof2
The continuing evolution of the
Railtown Studios Green Roof

Railtown Studios is one of Vancouver’s first buildings zoned exclusively for artist / live work rental space. The original concept for the [...]

Railtown Studios Green Roof, Vancouver: Vines of Scarlet Emperor beans

Railtown Studios Green Roof, Vancouver: Grape vines

Railtown Studios Green Roof, Vancouver: Gladiola