London Skyline Policy

London needs an integrated landscape architecture policy for high buildings, skylines and roof landscapes

London needs an integrated landscape architecture policy for high buildings, skylines and roof landscapes

See London_skyline_landscape_architecture_policy_May_2014.pdf

There has been debate about London views and London skylines since it began to be affected by high buildings in the twentieth century. This is good. But the focus has been too much on individual tall  buildings and narrow views. From the perspective of landscape architecture what matters is:

  • the conservation of high quality urban landscapes
  • the improvement of low quality urban landscapes
  • the composition of individual buildings with each other and with landscape features to make a great city

The background to the Policy is discussed and reviewed in this video.
Landscape Institute LI London Branch Skylines Future Policy Debate 23rd October 2013