EDITORIAL Steven N. Handel n the world of professional planners, transportation is rising tides: ecological structure and habitats, certainly, but the critical link that allows people, goods, and public also economic opportunities, and cultural/social activities. Iservices to be distributed and reach their useful des- Can habitats ever migrate away from the enveloping tinations. e e Th ngines of transport, in cars, trucks, trains, sea during this century? Is there a remedy? Our coastal ships, and planes, pull along the requirements of sustain- zones are clogged up with existing land uses, commercial able civic life in our population centers. Stop the engines, facilities, nifty oceanfront homes, paved parking lots, piers, and our modern world creaks to a halt. But the wheels and and rocky erosion control features. This is a constructed wings of powered transport aren’t the only necessity. Res- barrier that seemingly eliminates any hope of natural habi- toration of ecological structure can also serve to advance, tat migration. One solution has been proposed by Sasaki to pull along, vital components of our human communi- Associates, in collaboration with our Rutgers team, as part ties. The Habitat Engine may be an instructive metaphor of the Rebuild By Design program.
Ecological Restoration – University of Wisconsin Press
Published: Feb 18, 2015