Book
Waste To Place: A New Model For Reclamation in the American West

Booklet One

To visually introduce the scales and types of abandoned mining sites across the United States, measure their unique landscape qualities, and describe the processes of mine reclamation to the general public. A brief background and history section details the efforts to reclaim mining sites along French Gulch in Breckeridge, Colorado and transform the area into a sustainable new neighborhood.

Booklet Two

To provide the Wellington Neighborhood, the Town of Breckenridge, Colorado and Summit County, Colorado with a visioning tool for integrating open space and landscape design in new development on former mining areas; second, to use this project as a case study, for application on any landscape revitalization project on former mining sites whereby ecological design and planning can be more effectively integrated with remediation and environmental cleanup activities.

Title
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBerger A, Brown C, Ketellapper V
PublisherMIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning, with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Superfund Group
CityCambridge, MA
Abstract

Booklet One

To visually introduce the scales and types of abandoned mining sites across the United States, measure their unique landscape qualities, and describe the processes of mine reclamation to the general public. A brief background and history section details the efforts to reclaim mining sites along French Gulch in Breckeridge, Colorado and transform the area into a sustainable new neighborhood.

Booklet Two

To provide the Wellington Neighborhood, the Town of Breckenridge, Colorado and Summit County, Colorado with a visioning tool for integrating open space and landscape design in new development on former mining areas; second, to use this project as a case study, for application on any landscape revitalization project on former mining sites whereby ecological design and planning can be more effectively integrated with remediation and environmental cleanup activities.