Regenerative Landscaping: An Urban Garden For Storm Water Management At Duquesne University

Published: 7 May 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/bscpdhrgxg.1
Kristen Roth,
Plaxedes Chitiyo


This thesis proposes an urban vegetable garden as a solution to the landscape degradation caused by storm water on campus. Redesigning this location into a garden would provide biodiversity, improved soil quality, and rain management. The yields from this agricultural space would be donated to the adjacent neighborhood that faces food-apartheid. The new landscape would bring ecosystem services including food supply, aesthetic appeal, pollination, nutrient cycling, and hands-on education.



Duquesne University, Duquesne University Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences


Agricultural Science, Urban Planning, Landscape Design, Stormwater Management, Food Security