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Understanding the environmental consequences of urbanization is a pressing objective, and more experimental ecology in urban areas would be useful in meeting this goal. Here we introduce the concept of Transitional Ecology, which involves incorporating ecological field research into temporary public art on vacant urban land. Ecological experiments can yield useful results about urban systems over short time periods.

The Impact of Artists on Contemporary Urban Development in Europe

Understanding the environmental consequences of urbanization is a pressing objective, and more experimental ecology in urban areas would be useful in meeting this goal. Here we introduce the concept of Transitional Ecology, which involves incorporating ecological field research into temporary public art on vacant urban land. Ecological experiments can yield useful results about urban systems over short time periods.

Incorporating such experiments into temporary public art allows the space to provide diverse community benefits. Although this fusion introduces challenges for both ecologists and artists, it can also create formal and informal science training activities while raising public awareness of environmental science.

We illustrate these challenges and opportunities with the Urban Flower Field, a phytoremediation project in a temporary urban park. We suggest that integrating urban ecology experiments into temporary public art projects can revitalize vacant urban lands and help transition them into centers of community engagement. We call this integration Transitional Ecology Fig. We argue that Transitional Ecology can improve understanding of urban ecosystems while simultaneously creating economic, social and environmental value for underinvested urban neighborhoods.

Transitional Ecology describes the incorporation of ecology research into public art to help urban revitalizations including transformations of vacant spaces into community assets.

Overlaps in the Venn diagram urban greening, Tactical Urbanism, Eco-Art and Transitional Ecology are described in separate sections in the text. Traditional city planning has tended to develop conceptualizations that emphasize permanent outcomes Jacobs ; Bishop and Williams Officials cited disinvestment, suburbanization and deindustrialization as common contributors to increased vacancy.

Vacant lots tend to be small or unconventionally shaped, which makes them difficult to redevelop. Our own survey in St. Map of public and private vacant land in St. Paul, MN. The map illustrates the large total spatial coverage of vacant spaces, and their widespread distribution across the city. Inset is the UFF project. Such vacant lands often have negative and persistent impacts on urban communities, creating blight, disinvestment and safety hazards Goldstein, Jensen, and Reiskin Redevelopment of vacant lots often takes considerable time because of extended slumps in property markets, changes in market demands such as those associated with deindustrialization, or costs of removing remnant infrastructure or remediating contaminated soil Temel These constraints become particularly acute as municipal resources for redevelopment decrease in part because of the same forces responsible for increased vacancy rates.

This focus on temporary use is most readily applied to the ephemeral nature of vacant spaces. Although their impact is understudied, these types of projects can engage the surrounding community and facilitate transition to more permanent development Kremer and Hamstead Several researchers have highlighted the value of incorporating ecology into vacant spaces McPhearson, Kremer, and Hamstead ; Pearsall and Lucas ; Kim Vacant lots can provide multiple ecological benefits including biodiversity habitat, stormwater absorption, temperature regulation and air purification Bolund and Hunhammar They can also be used for community gardens and urban farms, resulting in local food production, pollinator habitat and green gathering spaces.

Enhancing ecological value in vacant spaces can also help prevent blighting and ease the transition of vacant spaces to productive long-term use Bonham, Rastorfer, and Spilka Ecological experiments in vacant spaces could in principle provide some of the same ecosystem services and community benefits of greenspace projects while at the same time creating opportunities for hypothesis testing and experiential learning.

The temporary nature of urban ecology experiments may be especially appealing to a broad array of community interests. Although rarely emphasized in the ecological literature, urban greenspace will often not bring as much long-term economic benefit to neighborhoods as commercial or residential development, especially if projects are scaled for long periods over large areas in urban cores.

This tension between socio-environmental benefits and economic interests underlies some of the policies that limit the tenure of community gardens on vacant lands Schmelzkopf ; Drake and Lawson Tenure limits can challenge projects such as community gardens that often benefit from investments in soil, irrigation, or other structures. In contrast, because of the discrete time periods of most ecology experiments, urban ecology research may be well-suited as a transformative tool that can add environmental and social value to vacant spaces without interfering with the potential development of commercial, residential or public uses.

Short-term, transformative projects are likely to be particular useful as contemporary urban ecology increasingly focuses on the temporal dynamics and spatial complexity that are hallmarks of urban development Ramalho and Hobbs Our call for urban ecologists to help transform vacant space is similar to current developments in urban design and public art.

Tactical Urbanism, the use of short-term, low-cost, open and iterative interventions in neighborhood building, is a growing design response to the often intractable cost and regulatory barriers to development Lydon and Garcia Tactical Urbanism projects are often bottom-up, citizen-led artistic projects to reclaim or redesign vacant public space in a way that often falls outside of traditional planning processes.

Public art is a key component of Tactical Urbanism. The work of public artists can help facilitate the often iterative city design process, encourage and incorporate community participation, and ensure that the construction and implementation of projects contribute to the public space.

We argue that ecologists can collaborate with Tactical Urbanism artists to create projects that produce scientific results, engage communities and develop urban assets. Past collaborations between ecologists and artists have helped to engage the imagination of communities and stimulate people to transform society to environmental sustainability Hawkes ; Kagan and Kirchberg ; Thornes ; Whiteley ; Curtis, Reid, and Ballard ; Weintraub ; Guy, Henshaw, and Heidrich Such projects have articulated concerns about ecological challenges and social justice while providing enduring images that inspire action Reichold and Graf ; Curtis, Reid, and Ballard ; Weintraub Eco-Art projects have not been fully incorporated into the Tactical Urbanism movement.

However, collaborations should readily emerge because features of Tactical Urbanism projects—low-cost, short-term, iterative—are similar to those of many ecology research programs.

This history of adapting to similar constraints and opportunities should help experimental ecologists and public artists work together to help transition abandon spaces to more productive uses Fig. We call this integration Transitional Ecology. Below we describe an example of Transitional Ecology, and highlight the opportunities and challenges of the model.

Paul, MN was established in to help transition a vacant downtown lot. The land was donated to the city under the stipulation that it be converted into a park. In the interim, city officials commissioned one of us Lovelee to transform the site from an abandoned, blighted lot to an attractive community gathering space. Lovelee recruited ecology researchers to design a project that could yield useful results while contributing esthetically to the space.

The ecology experiment is testing whether increased plant biodiversity enhances phytoremediation. The site is suited for this type of research because the soil contained heavy metal concentrations typical of urban areas concentrations were measurable but well below EPA exposure standards. The study uses annual and perennial wildflowers that were chosen in part because of their esthetic value.

Flowers are planted in 96 circular plots that contain 1, 2, 4 or 8 species. A forthcoming manuscript will describe treatments effects on plant biomass production and soil contaminant remediation.

The experiment is seamlessly embedded into public art Fig. The 96 plots are arranged in eight spirals that extend out from a circular central patio. Field stones, decorated by community members, line each of the spirals. The ground design is reflected in a vast mural painted on a brick wall bordering the site. Paul, MN integrates an ecology experiment into public art. The project is co-created with the community. The site is a public space, and residents, professionals and visitors often gather there informally.

Portable chairs provide places for visitors to sit. Artistic signs and paintings explain the artistic vision, the science experiment and the biology of the experimental wildflowers. Public events at the site, including film showings and art—science discussions, have facilitated community engagement. The project was designed as a temporary installation. It has no major infrastructure and thus can be easily converted to other uses.

As a result, it can serve as a field site for urban ecology research and as an inspirational public space without complicating future development. Transitional Ecology has the potential to facilitate field experimentation in urban ecology while simultaneously creating community assets.

A main benefit is that Transitional Ecology creates urban ecology field sites. The combined value of art-inspired engagement and scientific research can increase community support for Transitional Ecology projects, thereby helping to preserve or develop urban green space. Integrating ecological experiments into public art will also create opportunities for both organized and unstructured public engagement with ecological science.

In addition to the scheduled events such as film showings at UFF, daily informal conversations between visitors and researchers working on the site raised awareness of the project, general environmental issues and the process of community development. Like other Tactical Urbanism projects, the art and design of Transitional Ecology projects can help create new identities and help communities develop an emotional connection for previously vacant spaces.

The end result is that Transitional Ecology has the potential to help transition abandoned spaces to more productive uses. This transition can be accomplished more easily because of the minimal infrastructure needs of both ecology field experiments and Tactical Urbanism projects.

Transformation of vacant spaces can in turn reduce blight, increase property values in surrounding areas and inspire more environmental stewardship in communities. The most significant challenges associated with Transitional Ecology also emerge from its main benefit—increased engagement with the general public.

Ecological field experiments are typically isolated in part to minimize unexplained variation related to human-caused disruption to the experiment. Public art installations and urban greenspaces, in contrast, are often designed to encourage community gathering. At UFF, we created a central patio and provided portable chairs to encourage community members to socialize on the site.

We did not use fencing to protect experimental plots to maintain the welcoming esthetic. The abundance of visitors including dogs and children has resulted in some site disturbance. We adapted to this by adequately replicating treatments to minimize the importance of uncontrolled disturbance. How to balance appropriately the needs for community engagement and experimental rigor will depend on visitation levels and the statistical power needed to yield repeatable results in the face of unexplained variation.

Experimental features such as bare-ground control plots, yield reducing treatments or the use of weedy species with a lot of dead aboveground biomass may lead to public dissatisfaction with the project. We chose wildflower species for the UFF experiment based on trait mixtures appropriate for a biodiversity—phytoremediation experiment, but we also considered how their appearance would be perceived by the general public.

In addition, sites need to be maintained for continuous public presentation, creating additional time demands on project managers. We believe these esthetic challenges can be overcome, particularly with the help of public artists with experience operating under such constraints. An additional challenge is the demand for public communication. The need to field questions and discuss outcomes with community groups is an essential aspect of projects conducted in public spaces.

Visitation by community members to UFF allows our undergraduate researchers to serve as ambassadors for the project and the city.

Such informal interactions can make environmental research more tangible and relevant to citizens, and can lead to a more authentic connection to the city planning process. Transitional Ecology, the intersection of urban ecology, public art and urban revitalization Fig.

In proposing this model, we do not seek to prescribe a single approach that will work in all circumstances. Community interests, city regulations, land ownership, general economic conditions and site features size, isolation, presence of structures, vegetation, soil contamination and safety will all influence the suitability of vacant spaces for Transitional Ecology projects. However, the scope of urban ecology Forman and the abundance, wide spatial distribution and diversity of urban vacant spaces Fig.

Urban Intervention: People Places and Cultural Contexts

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The Shape of Public Space: Place, Space, and Junkspace

Particular chapters test several divergent narratives of artistic creatives as inspirers and instigators of urban changes, pioneers of gentrification, contesters and resisters of neoliberal urban policies or mere indicators of transformations inspired by other actors, instrumentalized by public and private stakeholders.

Frank Eckardt

Я ничего не упустил. Он в последний раз бросил взгляд на труп на алюминиевой столешнице. Покойный лежал на спине, лицом вверх, освещаемый лампами дневного света, вроде бы ничего не скрывая. Беккер непроизвольно снова и снова вглядывался в его странно деформированные руки. Он присмотрелся внимательнее.

Иногда даже, если жертва внушительной комплекции, она не убивает вовсе. - У него было больное сердце, - сказал Фонтейн. Смит поднял брови. - Выходит, выбор оружия был идеальным. Сьюзан смотрела, как Танкадо повалился на бок и, наконец, на спину.

 Тот, что Танкадо держал при. Сьюзан была настолько ошеломлена, что отказывалась понимать слова коммандера. - О чем вы говорите. Стратмор вздохнул. - У Танкадо наверняка была при себе копия ключа в тот момент, когда его настигла смерть. И я меньше всего хотел, чтобы кто-нибудь в севильском морге завладел ею.

 Era un punqui, - ответила Росио. Беккер изумился. - Un punqui. - Si.

 Вы уверены, что в коробке все его вещи. - Да, конечно, - подтвердил лейтенант. Беккер постоял минуту, уперев руки в бока. Затем поднял коробку, поставил ее на стол и вытряхнул содержимое. Аккуратно, предмет за предметом, перетряхнул одежду.

 Чед? - В дверях его кабинета возникла Мидж Милкен, эксперт внутренней безопасности Фонтейна. В свои шестьдесят она была немного тяжеловатой, но все еще весьма привлекательной женщиной, чем не переставала изумлять Бринкерхоффа.

 Речь идет о засекреченной информации, хранящейся в личном помещении директора. Ты только представь себе, что будет, если об этом станет известно. - Директор в Южной Америке. - Извини. Я не могу этого сделать.

 С подружкой. Немец был не. Клушар кивнул: - Со спутницей. Роскошной рыжеволосой девицей.

Сьюзан подумала о Стратморе, о том, как мужественно он переносит тяжесть этого испытания, делая все необходимое, сохраняя спокойствие во время крушения. Иногда она видела в нем что-то от Дэвида.


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