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Friday, July 27, 2012

The Colors of Land

It has been awhile since the colors of things has been updated on the Rainbow Water Coalition. We have explored the secretive area of the colors of data here, the colors of carbon here, the colors of covert operations here, the colors of poo here,  the colors of waste here, the colors of greywater here, the colors of Oregon-permitted greywater gadgets here, and now introducing the colors of land.

Whitefields a common name for lands in Wyoming which are covered by snow 364 days out of the year. A source of inspiration for poetry, too.

Greyfields according to Wikipedia, "a term used in the United States and Canada to describe economically obsolescent, outdated, failing, moribund and/or underused real estate assets or land. The term was coined in the early 2000s as a way to describe the sea of empty asphalt that often accompanied these sites".


Brownfields are in the eyes of EPA "real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant". 

Greenfields according to Wikipedia, "a term used to describe undeveloped land in a city or rural area either used for agriculture, landscape design, or left to naturally evolve. These areas of land are usually agricultural or amenity properties being considered for urban development". 

Redfields are financially distressed properties (real estate “in the red”) in major U.S. cities. 

Bluefields (or Blewfields) another Wikipedia special "is the capital of the municipality of the same name, and of Región Autónoma del Atlántico Sur (R.A.A.S.) in Nicaragua.  Also The Bluefields: An American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. 

Yellowfields - The yellow fields of Norfolk, UK. The plant is the rapeseed cultivated it for its cooking oil and biodiesel. 

Goldfields - An area where gold mining occurs or has historically occurred. No video posted as they look like Blackfields.
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Our engineering departments build freeways 
which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process.
~Canadian Architect Arthur Erickson

1 comment:

  1. I like it Todd! Somewhere over the rainbow is the answer. ;)