Thesis Studio Project; Winter 2011
Captains: Clint Langevin, Amy Norris; Advisors: Steven Fong, Carol Moukheiber, Marc Ryan
1. retrieve or recover (something previously lost, given, or paid)
2. bring (waste land) under cultivation
In this thesis project, the highly affected landscapes of former mine sites are strategically repurposed as sites for the research, development, and production of clean energy: hubs of a new sustainable energy infrastructure for the United States.
This solution simultaneously reduces the impact of clean energy generation, catalyzes the productive reclamation of abandoned mines, and stimulates local and regional economies formerly dependant on resource extraction.
Proposed conversions for several existing mine sites demonstrate the potential of the proposal.