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Search or browse through research completed by MLA graduates at the University of Manitoba. Our goal is to create a collective research database for all Landscape Architecture programs across Canada.

Parasitos: reimagining a northern hydroelectric landscape

Peters, Matthew J


Northern Indigenous communities in Manitoba suffer from food insecurity as a direct result of Manitoba Hydro development along the Nelson and Churchill River systems, watersheds, and tributaries, which has altered the landscape and eliminated traditional food gathering possibilities. Food insecurity has risen in these communities for decades as Man . . .

Hudson Bay Railway: an eco-industrial approach to arctic infrastructures

Speirs, Christopher


In the spring of 2017, collapsing land as a result of permafrost thaw in addition to major flooding, completely destroyed multiple sections of track along the Hudson Bay Railway, ceasing rail operations and leaving many northern Manitoba communities isolated. The Hudson Bay Railway is the only land all-season access to many communities, with the re . . .

Over my dead body: an exploration of burial practices for tallgrass prairie restoration

Sproule, Christopher


The tallgrass prairie of Manitoba is among the most endangered ecosystems in the world. Rapid settlement in the prairies around the turn of the twentieth century led to an influx of agricultural development, setting forth a chain of events that would eventually see the near-total destruction of this once vast ecosystem. Today less than 1% of Manito . . .

Nostre parc: alternate plan for Dr. Lluch Park in El Cabanyal, Valencia

Garcia, Heber


El Cabanayal neighbourhood in Valencia, Spain, has fought for over 100 years to remain on Spain’s coast. Founded circa 1421, this fishing neighbourhood has withstood Valencia City Hall’s attempt to bisect it on several occasions, most recently in a publicized battle in 2009. With a new political party in control and a new regeneration plan in place . . .

Leh heritage trail: A journey through Kharyog, the historic Old Town of Leh

Singh, Akash


The city of Leh was the capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh from the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries. Over time, due to wars, politics, and isolation, the capital city fell into a state of disrepair soon after the royal family was exiled. An explosion in tourism over the last few decades has seen a revival in the local community but most of the bene . . .

Out to pasture: exploring use, value, and meaning in Saskatchewan’s former public pastures

McCudden, Kathryn


Although there is an ever-growing body of evidence on the ecological value of grasslands, and increasing concern for what remains, loss of native prairie continues. This practicum traces the course of this loss over the last 150 years, in part by looking at the history of the former public pastures of Saskatchewan. As some of the largest remnants o . . .

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