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Amanda Hughen

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Water systems


  • Online

    Landscape Migration

    Places Journal

    We are now well into a geologic era — the Anthropocene — characterized by the acceleration of environmental change. This is the landscape medium in which we design.

  • Online

    Landscape with Beavers

    Places Journal

    Beavers have gained a reputation as environmental engineers who can restore water systems — and challenge their human neighbors to think differently about land use.

  • Online

    Watermark: Along the California Aqueduct

    Places Journal

    The extraordinary achievement of modern California — the transformation of a semi-arid region into an abundant and prosperous place — has produced a wicked tangle of problems.

  • Online

    Beyond Google Earth

    Places Journal

    Satellite imagery might seem neutral, but it is constructed by systems which not only present but also transform the raw visual data.

  • Online

    The Land Where Birds Are Grown

    Places Journal

    A visit to the engineered wetlands of California’s intensively cultivated Central Valley.

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