Designer garbage

March 2005
Planning;Mar2005, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p39
Trade Publication
The article focuses on sanitary landfills and waste disposal sites in the U.S. referring to the book "Designing America's Waste Landscapes," by Iowa State University landscape architecture professor Mira Engler. Engler argues in her introduction that waste institutions are "symbols of social and economic neglect and failure," which at the same time "contain the seeds for recovery." She then turns to a discussion of private and public "landscapes of waste." In the latter category are dumps; recycling centers; and sewage treatment plants.


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