This unique book addresses the issue of sustainability from the point of view of landscape architecture, dealing with professional practices of planners, designers and landscape managers.
This second edition contains updated and new material reflecting the developments in the field during the last five years, addressing the relationship between landscape architecture and sustainability in a comprehensive way.
Much in the text is underpinned by landscape ecology, in contrast to the idea of landscape as only appealing to the eye or aspiring cerebrally to be fine art. As this exceptional cast of contributors argue, landscape is and must be much more than this landscape architecture is about making places which are biologically wholesome, socially just and spiritually rewarding.
Landscape and Sustainability establishes that the sustainability agenda needs a new mindset among professionals. The question to be answered first and foremost is, is it sustainable? The chapters in the book move progressively from theory to practice, from the global to the local scale and from issues of policy and planning through to detailed design and implementation and on to long-term maintenance and management. The contributors raise and re-examine a complex array of research, policy and professional issues and agendas to contribute to the necessary ongoing debate about the future of both landscape and sustainability