"U of M students showcase design ideas for Ford's assembly plant"
By Staff, University of Minnesota News Service, December 12, 2007
Final-year graduate students of Lance Neckar's (Landscape Architecture) and John Comazzi's (Architecture) studios will showcase their design ideas for Ford's Saint Paul assembly plant:
- Academic review: 1:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 12
- Public review: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 12
Both reviews will take place in Rapson Hall.
Focusing on remediation of the site, the students have considered in-situ processes such as phyto-remediation, bio-remediation, engineered solutions, and ground and surface water cleaning. The designs feature alternative programs such as alternative energy and fuels research and development, environmental education facilities, transit infrastructure, urban farming, and cultural and leisure landscapes.