Roxi Thoren examines how the catalysts of population growth and pressure on natural resources have driven a redefinition of the purpose of landscape architecture. The 25 projects featured highlight the physical, ecological and cultural history of each site before redevelopment. Roxi then provides a compelling analysis of the ways in which these reinvented landscapes will serve the needs of the communities that surround them.
Roxi Thoren is an associate professor in the departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon. She holds master's degrees in architecture and landscape architecture.