Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Designing for Mitigation on the Great Salt Lake

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Abstract

The Great Salt Lake is the second largest lake in the United States of America and is by far the saltiest. It enriches the local economy with industries such as brine and salt extraction, impacts the local community in creating 'lake effect' weather, and is the largest bird migration sites in the state. However, as the lake shrinks due to manmade and environmental factors, the unique identity that the lake holds shifts. The purpose of this research is to determine what factors impact the lake's identity and what solutions are possible by using the landscape architecture design process. The project answers how design and planning for mitigation solutions can preserve the identity of the Great Salt Lake by collaborating with local professionals, researchers, and decisionmakers to combine design solutions in a master plan and design booklet. The idea of 'design as research' is of growing interest in the design world that can be applied to the Great Salt Lake. There is a large amount of research pertaining to what the hazards are that threaten the lake, some answer what more could be done. This research project seeks to answer how to implement those solutions in an artful way that celebrates the cultural, economic, and environmental identity that the Great Salt Lake offers through geospatial analysis and environmental design.

Start Date

4-8-2020 11:00 AM

End Date

4-8-2020 12:00 PM

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Designing for Mitigation on the Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake is the second largest lake in the United States of America and is by far the saltiest. It enriches the local economy with industries such as brine and salt extraction, impacts the local community in creating 'lake effect' weather, and is the largest bird migration sites in the state. However, as the lake shrinks due to manmade and environmental factors, the unique identity that the lake holds shifts. The purpose of this research is to determine what factors impact the lake's identity and what solutions are possible by using the landscape architecture design process. The project answers how design and planning for mitigation solutions can preserve the identity of the Great Salt Lake by collaborating with local professionals, researchers, and decisionmakers to combine design solutions in a master plan and design booklet. The idea of 'design as research' is of growing interest in the design world that can be applied to the Great Salt Lake. There is a large amount of research pertaining to what the hazards are that threaten the lake, some answer what more could be done. This research project seeks to answer how to implement those solutions in an artful way that celebrates the cultural, economic, and environmental identity that the Great Salt Lake offers through geospatial analysis and environmental design.