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From Rubble to Refuge: Ecological Restoration and the Aggregate Product Cycle in Toronto, Canada

From Rubble to Refuge: Ecological Restoration and the Aggregate Product Cycle in Toronto, Canada

PI: Jennifer Foster and Co-PI: Anders Sandberg

Status: Completed
Start Date: April 1, 2008
End Date: March 31, 2012
Theme: Urban Planning

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

The research aimed to advance knowledge and understanding of the relationship between urban industrialization and environment naturalization in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It used the aggregate product cycle as a case study to explore the reconstitution of the urban landscape and the ways aesthetic conceptualizations of urban space affected conversion of industrial sites into ecological habitats.