sites can be defined as "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" (EPA 2012, Public Law 107-118 (H.R. 2869).
ecological landscape design
is the practice of creating designed, human-assembled spaces that are based on the science of ecology (Beck 2013). The goal of ecological design is to design spaces that perform ecological services, embrace natural processes, and improve human health and well-being (SITESv2 2014).