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 that a firm of master planners (Aecom) and a firm of architects (Maccreanor Lavington) have also been appointed. Let’s hope the landscape architects will be doing more than the planting design.
The Wikipedia entry on Landscape Urbanism opens with the statement that ‘Landscape Urbanism is a theory of urban planning arguing that the best way to organize cities is through the design of the city’s landscape, rather than the design of its buildings.’