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The Mega-Eco Age

Can large landscape infrastructure projects deliver ecological transformation better than their industrial predecessors?

By Robert Levinthal and Richard Weller

A map of mega-eco projects around the world
Courtesy Robert Levinthal.

For nearly a century, a new breed of megaproject has gone unrecognized, and it is now proliferating. These projects, which we have named “mega-eco projects,” are different from old-school megaprojects in important ways: They seek to address biodiversity loss, land degradation, and climate change while simultaneously improving the living conditions of the planet’s now eight billion inhabitants. We have documented nearly 250 of these mega-eco projects currently under construction and believe there is a big opportunity for the profession of landscape architecture to participate in them and better fulfill its mandate to steward the land. Continue reading The Mega-Eco Age