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Alexandra Mei

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Weathering, Decay and Maintenance in Public Landscapes

Why is it necessary to pay attention to constructed landscapes so long after their opening? What are the social, material, and economic implications of long term care and planning for a public space? The following list provides various answers to these questions, from the beauty of technical details, to the relationship between landscape architect and gardener, to the incorporation of local landscapes into daily, cultural routine. Each reading provides a different understanding of weathering and maintenance while highlighting the need to pay closer attention.

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