Thomas Jefferson University Research Magazine



In 2020, undergraduate landscape architecture student Benjamin Nardi received a top award from the American Society of Landscape Architecture for his plan to turn a one-acre urban brownfield site into a space filled with native flora and fauna and urban agriculture. His dual goal: responding to the hopes, dreams and concerns of the area’s residents; and connecting them to the land’s watershed roots. “I wanted to give voice to people traditionally without much of a voice. This is their design, not mine,” says Nardi.

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