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sustainable landscape plan for college campus

sustainable landscape plan for college campus

For many years, Macalester College’s campus landscape plan consisted of a sheet drawing with very little detail. As the college began to work on reducing its carbon footprint, it recognized the need for a more formal plan for landscape management that incorporates both campus aesthetics and carbon-neutrality goals. With input from students and faculty, Barr developed the sustainable landscape master plan, a dynamic document that guides and informs decision making about the campus grounds, with the goal of developing a landscape that is ecologically sound, visually appealing, and relatively low-maintenance. The plan addresses stormwater management, plant diversity, soil conditions, and energy efficiency.