December 4, 2023

Making “Mega-Eco” Projects Work

An international gathering of designers and land managers organized by The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology took stock in large-scale ecological restoration projects underway around the world.

Two men standing in green landscape
The Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor in Brazil is one of the world's largest reforestation projects. (Image courtesy Black Jaguar Foundation)
Ben Valks
Ben Valks, the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor's initiatior. (Photo Michelle Hurtubise)
Map of northern half of South America showing route of Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor
The Corridor involved mapping 10.4 million hectares of land. (Image courtesy Black Jaguar Foundation)
Group of people assembled
MEGA-ECO attendees traveled from China, Pakistan, Brazil, Africa, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Canada as well as the US. (Photo Michelle Hurtubise)
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The Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor in Brazil is one of the world's largest reforestation projects. (Image courtesy Black Jaguar Foundation)
Ben Valks, the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor's initiatior. (Photo Michelle Hurtubise)
The Corridor involved mapping 10.4 million hectares of land. (Image courtesy Black Jaguar Foundation)
MEGA-ECO attendees traveled from China, Pakistan, Brazil, Africa, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Canada as well as the US. (Photo Michelle Hurtubise)