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A student project reveals the paradoxes often rooted in public policies.

Economic and environmental policies have a direct impact on the formation and maintenance of landscapes, but it often takes years for these impacts to be felt or for the spatial consequences of a particular policy to be revealed. A recent research project by design students attempts to make these implications clearer and immediately visible.

Aaron Hernandez’s On Riven Land project, then University of Toronto MLA candidate, winner of this year’s CELA Student Award for Creative Scholarship, analyzed the land use in and around the Rouge National Urban Park, a five-year-old park on the outskirts of Toronto. The project visualized the conflicts inherent in some of the park’s stated policy objectives of “maintaining or restoring ecological integrity” as set out in the Rouge National Urban Park Act. (Following…)

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