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POST– PESTICIDE EUGENE A GREEN NEW DEAL SUPERSTUDIO PROJECT


SOVEREIGNTY

INDIGENOUS

ACKNOWLEDGING

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This design work is being conducted on Kalapuya Ilihi, the traditional indigenous homeland of the Kalapuya people. Following treaties between 1851 and 1855, Kalapuya people were dispossessed of their homeland by the United States government and forcibly removed to the Coast Reservation. Today, descendants are citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon, and continue to make important contributions in their communities and across the land we now refer to as Oregon. We express our respect for all federally recognized Tribal Nations of Oregon. Our design team firmly believes in Indigenous sovereignty and the necessity of Indigenous leadership in land design and decision making. We are grateful for their legacy of land stewardship and aim to live up to these values through all of our design work. 2


RACISM

ENVIRONMENTAL

ACKNOWLEDGING

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We also want to recognize the history of environmental racism in Oregon and across the United States. The Green New Deal makes clear the importance of addressing the history of racism and class injustice as we make policy and design changes to address climate change. Communities of color and lower income communities are disproportionately at the frontlines of the impacts of climate change and ecological degradation. We intend to take an ecological justice approach to all of our work, dismantling white supremacy along with systems of carbon consumption, petrochemical use, and toxic pollution.

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SECTION 01

THE PESTICIDE PROBLEM

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THE AMAZON CREEK BASIN IS THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLEX WATERWAY MANAGED BY THE CITY OF EUGENE, OR. Amazon Creek originates in the South Eugene hills. The headwater portion of the creek cascades down the slopes of the forested south hills before reaching the valley floor at Martin Street. From here it flattens out and flows northward. The City of Eugene has designated the Amazon Creek corridor as a Natural Area within the Eugene Parks and Natural Areas system, as it supports a wide diversity of plants and wildlife, in addition to other important functions for our community.

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RESEARCH INSIGHTS

Through our initial research sprint, a few key issues emerged, including carbon emissions from imported goods, polluted stormwater runoff, drinking water contamination downstream, and biodiversity loss, particularly for trout populations in Amazon Creek. We identified pesticide use as a common node connecting all four of them.

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The Amazon Creek takes in a lot of stormwater runoff

There are carbon emissions from transit of imports

Pesticides

The drinking water downstream is polluted

Trout populations are suffering

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Production Transport emits CO2

The import of pesticides and other chemicals contribute to carbon emissions. Then, pesticides are applied to a wide range of products, properties, and landscapes, where they end up in stormwater runoff. This runoff drains to Amazon Creek, disrupting ecological systems and harming fish populations, and eventually flowing into the Long Tom River, contaminating drinking water for communities downstream.

Application

RESEARCH INSIGHTS

Runoff

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Contamination

Storm drains collect chemicals

Source for drinking water

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THE AMAZON CREEK CARRIES 70% OF EUGENE’S STORMWATER RUNOFF INTO THE LONG TOM RIVER – THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF DRINKING WATER FOR MONROE.

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KATHERINE LARKIN 2020 CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE

I’M RAISING A SMALL KID, AND HAVING ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER IS NOT A WANT, IT’S A REQUIREMENT. [I] WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A PERMANENT WATER SOURCE AND THAT WE ARE ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY ABOUT WHY THIS HASN’T BEEN RESOLVED. POST PESTICIDE EUGENE

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THE LIKELY SUSPECTS

In order to better understand sources of pesticides in Eugene, we identified places where pesticides are, and are not, likely to be used. We decided to exclude agricultural lands and timber forest because it is out of the geographical scope of our study.

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Swimming pools

Remaining parks in Eugene

Playgrounds

Timber forests

Industrial, Institutional, Health, and Structural (IIHS) sites

LIKELY NOT USING PESTICIDES

Private commercial property

LIKELY USING PESTICIDES Private residential property

Rights of way

Picnic areas

Dog parks Agricultural lands

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Golf courses

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PESTICIDE SOURCES

DISTRIBUTION OF

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Water bodies

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Low density residential

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Parks and golf courses

Commercial property

Industrial

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ODA- AND DEQ-LED COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH HAS FOUND THAT INDUSTRIAL SOURCES – LIKE FUNGICIDES FOR UTILITY POLES AND SPRAY ALONG RAIL LINES – ARE A PREDOMINANT SOURCE OF PESTICIDES IN EUGENE. POST PESTICIDE EUGENE

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SUPPORTING EVIDENCE

Data of water quality readings before and after industrial zone and railroad support ODA and DEQ’s findings. Pesticides detections after the industrial zone and railroad significantly higher. Also contaminated and hazardous materials sites are concentrated in this zone.

Water quality reading before and after industrial zone and railroad

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Contaminated and hazardous materials sites

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SOURCES

PRIMARY PESTICIDE

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Industrial

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SECTION 02

ENVISIONING A PESTICIDE TRANSITION CORRIDOR

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Production

To address pesticides throughout the system, this project was built off a framework of three categories of intervention: reducing the amount of pesticides that are being used, filtering pesticides out of the water as they move from their source to the Amazon Creek, and remediating polluted segments of Amazon Creek itself.

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REDUCE PESTICIDES

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This conceptual map shows how these three categories might be dispersed. The outline represents the industrial zone in west Eugene. We found that most of the areas of opportunity for education, filtration, and remediation are in the southern half of the industrial zone so we chose to focus on that area.

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EDUCATION AND LANDSCAPE INTERPRETATION REDUCE PESTICIDES

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REMEDIATE PESTICIDES

INDUSTRIAL PESTICIDE USE

MULTI-LINGUAL, WITH PAID COMMUNITY LIASONS

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FRAMEWORK

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We translated our three categories of intervention to strategies which specifically address reduction, filtration, and remediation in the industrial context. The implementation of these strategies should be done in a way that creates jobs and improves the environmental conditions for the people who live and work in the area.

INNOVATION INCUBATOR FOR PESTICIDE-FREE DESIGN WITH PAID COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS AND JOBS

SOIL-RESPONSIVE PHYTOTECH FILTERS

BIO-REMEDIATION DEMONSTRATORS MYCO, PHYTO, AND MICROBIAL WITH PAID MAINTENANCE POSITIONS

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IMPACT

Each of the strategies will have different levels of efficacy over time. The filtration and remediation strategies are intended to work fairly quickly to reduce the amount of pesticides in the Amazon Creek, while reducing use is a long-term strategy intended to have a greater impact after years or decades have passed.

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PHYTOTECHNOLOGY noun A TECHNOLOGY WHICH IS BASED ON THE APPLICATION OF PLANTS AS SOLAR DRIVEN AND LIVING TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION AND CONSERVATION PROBLEMS.

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In order to draft design principles we need to better understand the chemicals we are dealing with, and how they translate to phytotechnology solutions. This is a table of the most abundant pollutants found in Amazon Creek. These are all forms of pesticides, some are organic and some Cl inorganic. Some of the moreOcommon hazards to human health that these chemicals pose O include skin, liver, and respiratory disease. Cl N

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This is a graphic we created to help us visualize the different phytoremediation strategies available to us and how each one might be used to target each chemical on our list. A multi-mechanism buffer for example is a way of using a variety of phytoremediation strategies that can have an impact on all of our target pesticides. Whereas a stormwater filter mainly uses rhizofiltration to break down organic pesticides.

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SPATIAL TYPOLOGIES

At this point we had gathered enough information to select specific typologies for each area of our project. The areas of education will include things like phytotechnology galleries, street-tree signage, and neighborhood library boxes. The innovation layer will be a community innovation hub with indoor and outdoor experimental spaces and tools. The phytotech filters will take the form of vegetated mats, buffers, and stormwater drains. And areas of bio-remediation will be composed of constructed and floating wetlands.

Phytotechnology gallery and tree signage Community-led landscape interpretation Little free libraries with pesticide resources

EDUCATION AND LANDSCAPE INTERPRETATION MULTI-LINGUAL, WITH PAID COMMUNITY LIASONS

INNOVATION INCUBATOR FOR PESTICIDE-FREE DESIGN

Community innovation hub with indoor and outdoor experimental spaces and tools

WITH PAID COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS AND JOBS

SOIL-RESPONSIVE PHYTOTECH FILTERS

Vegetated mats, buffers, and stormwater drains

BIO-REMEDIATION DEMONSTRATORS

Constructed and floating wetlands Microbial remediation testing sites

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PRECEDENTS

TYPOLOGY

These are some examples of our typologies that have been built and are in use today. The “City Tree” was built by Green City Solutions and is both functional and educational. In Colombe R-URBAN is a strategy being used to construct resident-run facilities that create complementarities between different fields like urban agriculture, housing, and economics. Rain gardens are a common way of capturing rainwater and filtering runoff. And floating wetlands are being used in places like Redmond to provide stormwater remediation.

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City Tree – Green City Solutions

R-URBAN – Colombes, France

Rain Garden – Portland Community College

Floating wetlands – Redmond, WA

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DEFINING OUR SITE SEARCH

SITE ADJACENCIES

SITE TYPOLOGIES

These graphics help visualize what the preferred site-adjacencies of our typologies might look like. The educational sites for example would benefit by being close to schools, parks, and along walking and biking trails.

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Art, libraries, gallery, and signage distributed along major corridors and near bus stops and parks.

Single hub near schools, parks, and stormwater infrastructure inlets.

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Phytotechnology filtration buffers in between major inlets and outlets of stormwater lines.

Floating wetlands in the creek after major stormwater line outlets.

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SITE MAPPING

Based on the site typologies and their spatial requirements, as well as the adjacencies, we began to map site opportunities for each of the four intervention types For education we looked at location of bike paths and parks where people already might be gathering, as well as vacant areas where art installation and galleries could exist, and street trees for interpretive signage.

Water bodies

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Bike paths

Parks

Vacant properties

Street trees

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SITE MAPPING

For the innovation hub, we focused on unused industrial sites that could be retrofit, as opposed to developing greenfields. We also similarly looked at proximity to parks and trails for public access

Water bodies

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Industrial

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Unused industrial sites

Parks and trails

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SITE MAPPING

For the filtration sites we looked at contaminated site and hazardous substance data, as well as the location of stormwater infrastructure, and existing GI to determine how water is flowing from contaminated zones to the creek, and find needed intervention points in between.

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Railway

Known contaminants

Stormwater lines

Existing GI

Hazardous substance use

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SITE MAPPING

Finally for remediation we once again focused on stormwater lines, as the floating wetlands should come after the major outlets to the creek. We also looked at what the vegetation currently looks like at different points along the downstream portion of the creek to see where the creek could most use additional vegetation and phytoremediation.

Water bodies

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Industrial

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Railway

Stormwater lines

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VISUALIZING SITE OPPORTUNITIES

Art, libraries, gallery, and signage distributed along major corridors and near bus stops and parks.

Single hub near schools, parks, and stormwater infrastructure inlets.

Phytotechnology filtration buffers in between major inlets and outlets of stormwater lines.

Floating wetlands in the creek after major stormwater line outlets.

SITE OPPORTUNITIES

SITE ADJACENCIES

SITE TYPOLOGIES

Putting this altogether, we have our defined site typologies and site adjacencies, which drove the mapping of the site opportunities, thus beginning to give substance and structure to our masterplan.

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REFINING INTO A MASTER PLAN

How do we prioritize and organize site opportunities?

Our master plan should...

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Make water and pesticide flows visible and legible to people

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Intercept polluted water between industry and creek

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BUFFER ALONG CREEK

PATTERNS

POSSIBLE MACRO–

After identifying all of these different areas of opportunity, the next step was to figure out what should drive our final site selection. We explored four macropatterns that we observed in our mapping analysis to further narrow our focus, and evaluated each based on how they addressed our goals of raising public awareness and engagement with the issue, and intercepting polluted water between industry and creek.

BUFFER ALONG RAILROAD

TRANSECTS ALONG ROADS

TRANSECTS ALONG STORMLINES

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BUFFER ALONG CREEK

BUFFER ALONG RAILROAD

TRANSECTS ALONG ROADS

TRANSECTS ALONG STORMLINES

PATTERNS

POSSIBLE MACRO–

When we observe those same macropatterns in the context of what’s around them, we can see how each one relates to water flow, contaminated sites, and stormwater infrastructure. Ultimately, the stormline transects presented the strongest option for visibility and interception, and also corresponded to the locations of hazardous materials and contaminated sites

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TRANSECTS

STORMWATER

FOCUSING ON SIX

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Transect macro-pattern We looked at how the six transects related to our areas of opportunity for education, innovation, filtration, and remediation, and used the results to create our masterplan.

Education opportunities

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Filtration opportunities

TRANSECTS

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Innovation opportunities

Remediation opportunities

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CORRIDOR

PESTICIDE TRANSITION

AN EMERGENT

Our goal with this masterplan is to demonstrate the potential for transforming this corridor into a model for socio-ecologically responsible practices in industry operations. Each transect features a combination of education, filtration, and remediation infrastructure, with the innovation hub near the center.

Education

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Innovation hub

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Filtration

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SECTION 03

DESIGNING A PROTOTYPICAL TRANSECT

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SELECTING THE SITE

We decided to focus on the one transect that shows all three of our intervention types and is close to a highly contaminated site.

Education

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Innovation hub

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Filtration

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EVOLVING THE PROGRAM

The following pages demonstrate how we generated our site program. We first analyzed existing conditions of the site. Then we decided to place main entrances and small parks near the road and creek. A central pathway connects the main entrances and provides access to people working in nearby buildings. We placed a central pavilion in the intersection of possible people flows to provide resting area. We placed phytotechnology infrastructure: a vegetated swale along the storm water line, multi mechanism buffers parallel to the creek, and floating wetlands in the creek. Leisure paths weave through phytotechnology infrastructure.

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EVOLVING THE PROGRAM Existing Conditions Site Entrances Industrial Campus 2

Primary Pathways

Industrial Campus 1

Central Pavillion

Industrial Campus 3

Phytotechnology Infrastructure Leisure Pathways

Stormwater Line

S Danebo Ave

Amazon Creek Fern Ridge Path

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EVOLVING THE PROGRAM Existing Conditions

East Entrance: Danebo Ave

Site Entrances Primary Pathways Central Pavillion

West Entrance: Fern Ridge Path

Phytotechnology Infrastructure Leisure Pathways

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EVOLVING THE PROGRAM Existing Conditions Site Entrances

Primary Path

Primary Pathways

Secondary Entrance Path

Central Pavillion Phytotechnology Infrastructure

Secondary Entrance Path

Leisure Pathways

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EVOLVING THE PROGRAM Existing Conditions Site Entrances Primary Pathways

Central Pavillion

Central Pavillion Phytotechnology Infrastructure Leisure Pathways

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EVOLVING THE PROGRAM Existing Conditions Site Entrances Primary Pathways

Phytotechnology Intfrastructure Deconstruct stormwater line and replace with vegetated swale; add multimechanism phytoremediation infrastructure throughout

Central Pavillion Phytotechnology Infrastructure Leisure Pathways

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EVOLVING THE PROGRAM Existing Conditions Site Entrances Primary Pathways

Leisure Paths Weave through phytotechnology infrastructure

Central Pavillion Phytotechnology Infrastructure Leisure Pathways

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EVOLVING THE PROGRAM

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EVOLVING THE PROGRAM Education Filtration

Remediation

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DESIGN PRINCIPLES EDUCATION

CLEAR AND WELCOMING PUBLIC ENTRANCE

COMMUNITY LED ART INSTALLATIONS BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONNECTIVITY

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DESIGN PRINCIPLES FILTRATION

SHADING AND WIND BUFFER FOR OUTDOOR WORKING AND GATHERING

PLANT BIG BLUESTEM, WILLOWS, POPLARS, SWITCH GRASS, AND AFRICAN CLOVER

COVERED AREAS AND SOLAR-POWERED LIGHTS TO EXTEND USABLE TIMES

EASE OF ACCESS FOR MAINTENANCE DATA COLLECTION AND TESTING

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DESIGN PRINCIPLES REMEDIATION

HARVEST CONTAMINATED PLANTS AND BRING TO INNOVATION HUB PLANT DUCKWEED, SWEET FLAG, PONDWEED, AND CATTAIL

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CLEAR AND WELCOMING PUBLIC ACCESS ENTRANCE

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DESIGN PRINCIPLES SITE-WIDE

SEATING AND REST AREAS

ADA-ACCESSIBLE PATHWAYS AND SIGNAGE

COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP/ AGENCY OF LAND AND SURROUNDING AREA

PLANT SPECIES THAT ARE PHYTOREMEDIATORS OF PRESENT CHEMICALS

SUSTAINABLE AND NONTOXIC CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

MULTI-LINGUAL AND/OR ICONOGRAPHIC SIGNAGE AND INTERPRETIVE MATERIALS

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EDUCATIONAL AREA YEAR 01

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EDUCATIONAL AREA YEAR 10

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FILTRATION AREA YEAR 01

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FILTRATION AREA YEAR 10

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REMEDIATION AREA YEAR 01

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REMEDIATION AREA YEAR 10

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LOOKING FORWARD

This diagram shows where we are now, and what needs to happen for this project to come to maturity. Moving forwards, we recognize and advocate for the importance of community leadership and ownership, as well as close coordination between policy and governance with design and planning, to ensure that the community living and working here is the one that benefits. Organizations like Beyond Toxics and Centro Latino Americano should be at helm in all of these later phases.

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SECTION 04

ADDRESSING PESTICIDES AT SCALE

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ECOLOGICAL INNOVATION

WWII INVESTMENT

During our research and conversations, we re-learned of this problematic imbalance. The reason we wanted to include an innovation hub in our masterplan was because of this historic discrepancy in investment in the chemical industry over ecological innovation.

ECOLOGICAL INNOVATION

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

WWII INVESTMENT

INVESTMENT

COUNTERING WWII-ERA

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ECOLOGICAL INNOVATION

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WWII INVESTMENT

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IN THE 1940’S THE U.S. INVESTED TODAY’S EQUIVALENT OF $7.4 BILLION TOWARDS WEAPONS, CHEMISTRY, AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. SOURCE: ‘THE LONG-TERM GAINS OF BIG SCIENCE’ (AXIOS)

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ECOLOGICAL INNOVATION

WWII INVESTMENT

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ECOLOGICAL INNOVATION

ERA INVESTMENT

COUNTERING WWII–

Historic investments have tipped the scales towards production of toxic chemicals, making it easier for this type of industry to maintain its stronghold, and difficult for ecological innovation to be competitive. This is why we are advocating for a WWII scale investment in ecological innovation to not only remediate, but also transition away from toxic chemical production and use.

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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T N E M T S E V IN L A E D W E N GREEN

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INDUSTRY + RAIL + WATER NEXUS ACROSS THE US We envision this investment not only here in Eugene, but in the countless other cities across the US that have a geographical nexus of industry, rail, and water. Industry and rail should not be thought of as enemies, but as partners in creating a post-pesticide, net-zero, healthy, and just future.

Minneapolis, MN

Newark, NJ

Rochester, NY

Wichita, KS

Carthage, MO

San Jose, CA

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT INTERVIEWEES...

INFLUENTIAL RESOURCES...

Sarah Whitney Long Tom Watershed Council

Phyto – Kate Kennen and Niall Kirkwood

Krista McGuire UO Dept. of Biology

OUR FACULTY...

Ignacio Lopez Buson

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Michael Geffel

Arica Durhkoop-Galas Roxi Thoren

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Natalia Dorkina ndorkina@uoregon.edu

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Daniel Teeler dteeler@uoregon.edu

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EMERGENT URBAN NATURES STUDIO - POSTPESTICIDE EUGENE - UO FALL 2021 LA539  

The value of urban green infrastructure is beyond question today, and it will continue to grow exponentially in a rapidly urbanizing world....

EMERGENT URBAN NATURES STUDIO - POSTPESTICIDE EUGENE - UO FALL 2021 LA539  

The value of urban green infrastructure is beyond question today, and it will continue to grow exponentially in a rapidly urbanizing world....

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