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Irena Niedźwiecka-Filipiak
Center for Rural Design
Poland


Irena Niedźwiecka-Filipiak

Irena Niedźwiecka-Filipiak's efforts in Poland to find the design connections that link urban and rural landscapes together using green infrastructure, tourism and cultural heritage concepts to shape the rural landscape are exemplary. With a grant from Kosciuszko Foundation in Poland, she was a visiting scholar at the Center for Rural Design at the University of Minnesota. Her independent study of the American landscape in both urban and rural regions while at the University of Minnesota helped shape the Center for Rural Design's design thinking about the value of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems that can be sustainable models for living with the land without destroying it. Irena is Head of the Institute of Landscape Architecture at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Poland and her work there is outlined in Dewey Thorbeck's next book "Architecture and Agriculture: A Rural Design Guide" that will be published worldwide by Routledge in January 2017. 

 

 

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