Historically, industries dotted along the Hudson River had thrived and polluted the environment. Post De-industrialization, these industries were abandoned and are now inaccessible, creating a barrier from the waterfront. The barrier of blight is a pattern that can be observed along the riverfront in historic industrial towns along the Hudson river. These industries destroyed the ecology by taking over forests and wetlands thus altering the natural hydrology of these sites.
Moving towards a low carbon future, we have envisioned the creation of
productive and recreational landscapes in these polluted and contaminated
sites. Can industries and nature co-exist?