Restoring Mill Creek: Landscape Literacy, Environmental Justice and City Planning and Design

Landscape Research, 30(3): 395-413, 2005

By: Anne Whiston Spirn, Landscape Research
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Social Equity

This article looks at the Mill Creek neighborhood in Philadelphia to examine the racial history of disinvestment and neglect and current efforts to address these injustices through planning and design. It introduces the concept of landscape literacy and explains how it is related to environmental justice and planning.