De-Reconstruction

De-Reconstruction

School:

UBC

Department:

Landscape Architecture

Course:

LARC 502

Instructors:

  • Fionn Byrne

City of Vancouver:

  • Andrea Wickham

Student Team:

  • Prashi Malik
  • Anjani Batra

Strategy:

  • Climate Emergency Plan

City goal area:

  • Climate Leadership

Term:

Spring 2020

Summary

We propose the reconstruction of Vancouver yards’ soil health via in-situ composting and nitrogen fixing plantation during the time of deconstruction (green-demolition) of single-family dwellings which were built in the 1950’s. Annual edible species would also be planted in the process, this would yield food which can be freely shared with the community.

In addition to replenishing the soil in the yards of single-family dwellings, in a community where the average individual income after taxes is 20-30 k per annum, free community grown food would be a welcome new way of life.