Too often, landscape urbanism is explained in the difficult language of structuralist and post-structuralist philosophy. It can also be explained, in Biblical language. The Parable of the Wise and the Foolish Builders (The Bible, Luke 6:46-49 and Matthew 7:24–27) illustrates the fact that good landscape planning must inform and support urban development – or great will be the fall of it.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
For the background to the above illustration, please see 2:38ff on this video: