Julie Bargmann

Groundbreaker: Julie Bargmann

February 16, 2010
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Landscape designer Julie Bargmann wants to ensure that degraded postindustrial landscapes are not viewed simply as “problems to be fixed. They’re much richer than that,” she insists. Dubbed “the Queen of Slag” by The University of Virginia Magazine, Bargmann, through landscape design, focuses on regenerating blighted landscapes: abandoned railroads, former manufacturing and mining sites, landfills and other brownfields. The resulting innovative and sustainable places she creates pay homage to what came before while offering a community something distinctively new.