Borderlands

A travel video of a visit by IEDS director Saleem Ali to the proposed peace park on the Jordanian-Israeli border which is being developed by Friends of the Earth -- Middle East. January, 2010.

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This project is is the pioneering idea of IEDS Fellow, Dr. Anna Grichting, a landscape architect and environmental planner based in Geneva, Switzerland. The spark for this project came during the the course of Anna Grichting’s doctoral research at the Harvard School of Design, by a publication...

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The first international peace park idea involving an armed conflict between neighboring countries was in the Cordillera del Condor region between Ecuador and Peru.  This case deserves special recognition as it was the first formal effort in which conservation groups were actively involved...

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Focusing on the mining town of Campos Verde, Brazil, this short film highlights the costs and benefits of emerald mining and marketing. While there are negative environmental impacts from the mines, modernization and research have revealed positive practices and a cascade of sustainable...

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Boundaries in physical and cognitive space can be defining themes of diplomacy.  IEDS explores how human territoriality can be constructively configured so geopolitical boundaries work within ecological principles.

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