Down in the dumps : uncovering new meaning in the landscape of landfills
Brandes, Lauren Marie
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This thesis is an examination of ways to reintegrate capped landfills into useable places for communities. The thesis analyzes attitudes and values about waste and the effects of building landfills. It then examines integrative approaches for readapting these degraded landscapes. Emphasis is on how landfills should be considered as sublime landscapes which are rich with cultural history and on the importance of remembering the history of these places as communities begin to re-use them. It is hoped that the thesis will lead to a new understanding about the significance of these landscapes.