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EPA RESIDENTIAL GARDENS LEAD REMEDIATION

In West Oakland’s South Prescott Neighborhood, the EPA worked with a project team of engineers, artists and the community to restore lead contaminated residential landscapes. This is a historic, diverse, working class neighborhood, composed of longtime residents, artists, entrepreneurs and recent immigrants. This established urban community has significant historical importance, and is also an incubator for the emergence of new cultural and economic opportunities.

In collaboration with landscape designer and local resident Kerri Atwood the project team used a feedback responsive process, based on environmental research and site analysis.  This serves as a model for other applications, as the opportunities for environmental repair in dense urban communities are global as well as local. Thus this transformation of the soil, of the land itself, establishes fertile ground for the positive evolution of urban American neighborhoods.

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