MLA students work with Palatka community on greenprint project
November 13, 2012
The MLA Studio, under the guidance of Dr. Mary G. Padua, landscape architecture associate professor, has been working with the Palatka community (two workshops to date) to develop a Community Greenprint.
As a research-based studio project, the objective for the Palatka Community Greenprint is to establish a landscape strategy for revitalizing downtown that enhances Palatka’s identity along the St. John’s River. The students are exploring three areas of design inquiry and synthesis related to ‘livability’ in Palatka that’s at the intersection of community development, cultural heritage and ecological design where the proposed Community Greenprint can serve as a new form of cultural infrastructure for the city of Palatka. The students’ research and analysis from phase one research can be viewed on the city’s website www.palatka-fl.gov.