Habitat Restoration

This work represents the third stage of “The Future of Brownfields” research project, a partnership between the IIT Institute of Design and the Calumet Collaborative, with the support and active collaboration of the Keller Science Action Center, located at The Field Museum of Natural History.

Funded by the Kresge Foundation, the overall goal for this one-year exploration was to run micro-pilots to advance the development of the Flag Calumet Kit, a flexible infrastructure designed for habitat restoration through creative placemaking based on the integration of its hard and soft dimensions. Rather than improving and reinforcing current approaches for brownfield redevelopment, the Flag Calumet emphasizes the importance of a broader ecosystem of individuals and organizations participating and being impacted by brownfield redevelopment efforts.