The North Slope Vision Plan is a Graduate project that seeks to beautify the North Slope in the City of Signal Hill, CA.  The Concept Plan utilizes fault line setbacks and oil extraction sites to create a contiguous, non-linear public park throughout the City of Long Beach and surrounding communities. The concept plan links the North Slope of Signal Hill to other parks, trails and landmarks of Southern California.     2009 ASLA Student Award Honorable Mention for Planning and Design    The North Slope Vision Plan is a graduate thesis project developed in collaboration between Russell Wightman, Erin Lybeck, Tony Ignacio and Tarragon VanDenberg and the City of Signal Hill.    Selected images from plan created by Russell Wightman
 North Slope Wildlife Refuge    Selected images from plan created by Russell Wightman
  North Slope Educational Center.    Selected images from plan created by Russell Wightman
 Concept view of the Green Spine Urban Park.   Selected images from plan created by Russell Wightman
 Ecoventure Park: Concept for a city park in Portland, OR.  Features fabricated wetlands, entertainment pavilion and microclimates of local flora. Graduate school project presented to the city of Portland Parks and Urban Planning Departments.  
 Ecoventure Park: Concept for a city park in Portland, OR.  Features fabricated wetlands, entertainment pavilion and microclimates of local flora. Graduate school project presented to the city of Portland Parks and Urban Planning Departments.  
 Ecoventure Park: Model Concept for a 2 square block city park in Portland, OR.  Features fabricated wetlands, entertainment pavilion and microclimates of local flora. Graduate school project presented to the city of Portland Parks and Urban Planning Departments.  
 At nearly 130 acres, Spadra Farm is currently the largest contiguous piece of farmland remaining in Los Angeles County.  Spadra Farm is a design concept that proposes a partnership between Cal Poly Pomona's Collins School of Hospitality, the School of Agriculture Sciences and the Farm Store to create the largest urban farming operation dedicated to the development of urban agriculture in the Country. This project demonstrates how local cultivation of food can sustain and support communities – not only here in Los Angeles County, but throughout urban areas in the U.S. and the world.   Project Team: Russell Wightman, Kim Trimew, Dawn Poole, and Robin Mark     Selected Images by Russell Wightman
 Spadra Farm Recreation Trail brings the public to the farm.    Project Team: Russell Wightman, Kim Trimew, Dawn Poole, and Robin Mark     Selected Images by Russell Wightman
 Spadra Farm design concept integrates the service and agricultural industries across multi-disciplines to create a new model of urban agriculture in Los Angeles.     Project Team: Russell Wightman, Kim Trimew, Dawn Poole, and Robin Mark     Selected Images by Russell Wightman
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