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James Corner answered my question about landscape urbanism and the QE Park

James Corner gave a very good lecture to a 300+ audience at the University of Greenwich yesterday. I went with a question, which was answered in the course of the lecture and did not need to be put. The question was this: ‘I

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Landscape Urbanism: definitions and history

The definition of landscape urbanism which informs the above video is that: LANDSCAPE URBANISM is an approach to the design of cities, and their components, which aims to make good places through a creative integration of natural,  human and cultural process layers (Tom Turner, 2015). Notes

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Theory in landscape architecture

I use the word theory, in one of the senses defined in the Oxford English Dictionary, to mean ‘A conception of something to be done, or the method of doing it’. Landscape architecture theory is therefore concerned with what to

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The origins of landscape architecture a professional title and an art

I really enjoyed Charles Waldheim’s lecture, above, and it inspired me to reconsider our profession’s name. I plan to review Waldheim’s book on Landscape as Urbanism – a general theory when it appears and will comment here on the section of the lecture in which

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Edinburgh’s Waterfront Redevelopment – the need for landscape urbanism

Richard J Williams (born in Washington DC and  Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures at Edinburgh University College of Art) is right about the redevelopment of Edinburgh’s Waterfront . He wrote in the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine that  ‘It starts promisingly

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Landscape architects appointed for Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent

Congratulations to Spacehub on being appointed as landscape architects for Ebbsfleet Garden City. I hope they will be able to follow the landscape urbanism principle, that urban design should be led by landscape architects. A possible problem with this is

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