As a supplemental to my ongoing Drosscapes series for AHBE Lab, I have compiled a comprehensive list of books and readings that I believe provides substantial and innovative insight related to the topic of adaptive reuse of once defunct economic and industrial sections of the city. My search was inspired by artistic, adventurous, academic, and professional perspectives connected with drosscapes.

The following resources are divided in six categories, each exploring a wide variety of topics: theories, concepts, guidelines, design principles, case studies for city-wide economic rehabilitation, site remediation, lessons learned, urban exploration showcases, environmental art photography, and more.

Graphic from Alan Berger’s Drosscape: Wasting in Urban America

Theory & Design Principles
• Alan Berger’s (2007 & 2008) Drosscape: Wasting in Urban America & Designing the Reclaimed Landscape
• Niall Kirkwood’s (2010 & 2015), Principles of Brownfield Regeneration: Cleanup, Design, and Reuse of Derelict Land & Phyto: Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design

Decay Case Studies
• Alice Mah’s (2012) Industrial Ruination, Community and Place: Landscapes and Legacies of Urban Decline.
• Hilary Orange’s (2014) Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-industrial Societies
• Anna Storm’s (2014) Post-Industrial Landscape Scars (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology)

Site Restoration Case Studies
• Ellen Braae’s (2015) Beauty Redeemed
• Peter Latz’ (2017) Rust Red: The Landscape Park Duisburg-Nord & Bad Places and Oases
• Richard Marshall’s (2001) Waterfronts in Post-Industrial Cities
• Nial Kirkwood’s (2001) Manufactured Sites: Rethinking the Post-Industrial Landscape
• MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism’s (2016) Infrastructural Monument & Scaling Infrastructure
• Heather Moore’s & Howard Fox’s (2003) Land Reclamation: Extending the Boundaries
• Roxi Thoren’s (2014) Landscapes of Change: Innovative Designs for Reinvented Sites
• Udo Weilacher’s (2007) Syntax of Landscape: The Landscape Architecture of Peter Latz and Partners

Urban Rehabilitation Case Studies
• Donald Carter’s (2016) Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe
• Allen Dieterich-Ward’s (2015) Beyond Rust: Metropolitan Pittsburgh and the Fate of Industrial America (Politics and Culture in Modern America)
• Christopher Marcinkoski’s (2016) The City That Never Was
• Tracy Neumann’s (2016) Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America
• Shahid Yusuf’s (2006) Post-Industrial East Asian Cities: Innovation for Growth

Urbex & Photography
• Matthew Christopher’s (2014 & 2016) Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences & Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream
• Kieron Connolly’s (2016) Abandoned Places: A photographic exploration of more than 100 worlds we have left behind
• Andre Govia’s (2014) Abandoned Planet
• Eric Holubow’s (2014) Abandoned: America’s Vanishing Landscape
• Seph Lawless’ (2017) Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation
• Jonglez Publishing’s (2016) Forgotten Heritage
• Theresa Welsh’s (2012) A Guide to Post-Industrial Detroit: Unconventional Tours of an Urban Landscape

Environmental Art
• Dora Apel’s (2015) Beautiful Terrible Ruins: Detroit and the Anxiety of Decline
• Edward Burtynsky’s et al (2003 & 2008) Manufactured Landscapes: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky & Vanishing Landscapes (Movie)
• J Henry Fair’s (2011 & 2017) The Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth in Crisis & Industrial Scars: The Hidden Costs of Consumption

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