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The reading that is necessary for this week's design project can be found in it's usual location (below). Note that the reading reports are not due until Thursday this week. Even so, we recommend that you read the papers before Wednesday's class session.



IMPORTANT: Your Final Project may be turned in any time before 5:00 PM on Tuesday June 10.








As we near the end of the quarter consider asking Jim and/or Kern

to review a near-final draft copy of your final design report.

Just don't wait until the eleventh hour to do so!





Feel free to contact us with any questions you have.


Week 10 (June 2 - 8)
Monday: Free to work with your team on your quarter project
Wednesday: Project Examples: Urban Streams and Wetlands
Studio/Lab: Design Project: Restoring an Urban Stream

Friday: Free to work with your team on your quarter project

Reading Report #Last: Read the two papers below and write a short (approx 400 word) report that could be pasted into the "discussion of relevant literature" section of a design proposal for the restoration of a stream that flows into Lake Washington. The reading report is due Thursday June 5 at the beginning of the class session.

  1. Zedler, J.B. and M.K. Leach. 1998. Managing Urban Wetlands for Multiple Use: Research, Restoration, and Recreation. Urban Ecosystems; 2(4)189-204. DOI: 10.1023/A:1009528505009
  2. Handel, S.N., G.R. Robinson, W.F.J. Parsons and J.H. Mattei. 1999. Urban Stream Rehabilitation: A Design and Construction Case Study. Environmental management; 23(2)165-177. DOI:10.1007/s002679900177

Previous Weeks
Class meeting times and locations

Meets MWF 10:30 - 11:20 in DRC 103 .



These sessions meet TH 11:30 - 2:20, also meet in DRC 103.


Teaching Team

Kern Ewing : 031 Merrill Hall,, (206) 543-4426, office hours TBA

Jim Fridley: 390 Bloedel Hall,, (206) 543-6993, office hours TBA


Time schedule and catalog information

UW Catalog entry for the the course

UW Spring 2008 Time Schedule entry for the course

UW Spring 2008 Final Examinations Schedule



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