North Wilmington Natural Corridors in Urban Landscapes

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This capstone’s goal is to transform North Wilmington, Delaware, into a model of urban sustainability by seamlessly integrating greenscapes into dense urban environments. With a focus on mitigating the urban heat island effect, promoting ecological health, and fostering community well-being. Leveraging natural water corridors like the Brandywine Creek, and create green spaces that serve multiple purposes, including recreation, stormwater management, and biodiversity conservation. By prioritizing inclusivity and community engagement to ensure that the benefits of greenscapes are accessible to all residents, defending against green gentrification. Urban Cooling Strategies - integrate green spaces into densely populated areas of North Wilmington with a focus on sustainable design principles to mitigate the urban heat island effect Anti Green Gentrification - promoting inclusive access to greenscapes for all residents, while actively preventing` negative impacts of green gentrification, by conducting community-based research, fostering hands-on engagement, preserving historical values of sites, and providing amenities like playgrounds, community gardens, and walking trails that cater to diverse needs and interests while fostering connections to surrounding developments Natural Hydrology - utilize the natural hydrology of the region, particularly leveraging Brandywine Creek, to enhance ecological health, manage stormwater effectively, and conserve biodiversity
Landscape architecture, North Wilmington, North Wilmington Delaware, Delaware, Stormwater management, Urban heat island effect, Greenspaces, Green gentrification