apr 2, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Kate Orff lectures at Columbia GSAPP
Helen Caldicott and Kate Orff in Conversation
Monday, April 2 / 6:30PM / Wood Auditorium
mar 25, 2012 / 5:00 PM
Kate Orff lectures at LSU
March 26 / 5 PM / LSU Art + Design Building RM 103
jan 26, 2012
SCAPE - Upcoming Events
Gateway Celebration at Van Alen BooksREAD MORE
jan 10, 2012
Urban Design to Brazil
Kate Orff is off to Brazil this week as part of the urban design studio teaching team at Columbia UniversityREAD MORE
Aerial Mapping of Jamaica Bay Islands
jul 25, 2012
The Dredge Research Collaborative and Public Laboratory (Gena Wirth and Rob Holmes) visited Yellow Bar Island in Jamaica Bay in mid-July to document progress on the Army Corps of Engineers project that aims to restore eroding salt marsh habitat with recycled dredge material.
Visible in these images is the flat expanse of newly constructed ground, composed of clean sand dredged from the Ambrose Channel, the main shipping channel leading to the port of NY/NJ.
Salt Marsh Cordgrass, (likely Spartina patens) is seen here in pixellated form, as small, approx 2'-5' diameter hummocks of preexisting marsh. These green clumps are a complex marsh matrix of sediment, Spartina, and ribbed mussel, which in a functional ecosystem colonize the base of the cordgrass and stabilize the marshland. Past the dotted fringe of cordgrass clumps is the expansive island interior, touched in a more economical fashion with a grid of fences marking Spartina plug planting zones. We speculate that the fence grid acts as a goose deterrent, preventing flocks from landing and feasting on the newly planted plugs.
Also pictured at left is the constructed island-on-a-constructed-island used by the Army Corps for material and equipment storage, located just above the high tide line.
Read more, here.