Glacial Change: Takin' It to the Street

The advance and retreat of glaciers have left their mark on the topology of the Pacific Northwest. Our present site, along with the rest of the Puget Sound region, was compacted, scoured, and ultimately shaped by the movement of nearly 4000 vertical feet of ice. But what are the glaciers of today? What are the forces that carve our landscape, and how may we use their power to our advantage? I propose a form of geomimicry process - urban glaciation - to reconnect  Lake Union and Elliot Bay in the mission of improved health for all.


Scott Boetjer