An Anthropocene Challenge: Creating models for landscape-scale change

February 10th, 2020

How can we develop landscapes in response to the Anthropocene? A reflection on the defunct Upper Harbor Terminal complex.

John O. Anfinson works for the US National Park Service at Superintendent at Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Minnesota. In this text, he considers the development plans for Minneapolis’ now defunct Upper Harbor Terminal shipping barge complex. It is endeavors at this specific site, he suggests, that could offer guidance for developing other landscapes, far beyond the Mississippi context, in response to the Anthropocene.