WOVEN SUBURBIA PROJECT: RETROFITTING SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOODS WITH ECOLOGICAL, SOCIAL, AND AGRICULTURAL CORRIDORS
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This thesis presents the landscape architecture design, Woven Suburbia Project. The Woven Suburbia Project implements ecological, social, and agricultural vegetation corridors into existing suburban neighborhoods. Corridors are composed of retrofitted individual residents' front yards and street edges, and are designed through the collaboration of a landscape architect and the suburban residents. Woven Suburbia Project responds to the rapid building methods of Post-World War II suburban development by implementing design elements that support community, local production, and environmental restoration. The design also takes inspiration from three contemporary design movements that work to bring ecological landscape systems into existing urban and suburban development. Ten steps to create a suburban corridor are outlined for a landscape architect to follow, so that this framework can be replicated for suburbs across the country. The redesign of La Costa Knolls, in San Diego, California will demonstrate how to execute the ten steps of the Woven Suburbia Project.