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Master of Architecture (MArch)
Global urbanism has left almost no room for native ecology, this has an adverse effect on biodiversity, so adverse that biodiversity has been lost at an alarming rate globally, accounting for between 50-70% of species eradication. Having witnessed firsthand on the land I grew up on, the immense positives of native plantings on the creation of biodiversity, I am eager to implement native plantings in an architectural thesis. Not only is this important to flora and fauna, and the environment, but also for the biophilic connection humans crave with their environs. The reintroduction and preservation of native plantings, species, and by extension, ecosystems is a process now coined as rewilding. This thesis is an exploration of the implementation of rewilding in our ever-urbanizing world. How can a city adopt strategies to combat the severe loss of biodiversity? How can we push the bounds of what is acceptably wild in our cities? What does wild mean to us?
Meyer, Forrest, "Toronto Rewilded" (2023). Masters Theses. 1060.
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