When one thinks of national infrastructure, the interstate highway system immediately comes to mind. Nearly fifty thousand miles in length, planned and constructed for over half a century, it is the largest contiguous landscape in the United States of America. However, in its current state, the highway disproportionately produces the landscape rather than vice versa. This thesis proposes a retooling of federal and state agencies in a way that gives equal weight to the landscape, allowing it to actively push back upon and define the way infrastructures are developed in the United States.
Student Winner Ernest Haines (MLA, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2018)
Category Planning, Landscape