Welcome to landscapearchitecture.org.uk

new_lives_new_landscapes_nan_fairbrotherWelcome to the website of the Landscape Architects Association We aim to help the public find out more about the work of landscape architects and how than help design and manage the many different types of landscape required by the 21st century. They include historic landscapes and ‘new landscapes for our new lives’ (New Lives, New Landscapes, 1970, Nan Fairbrother).
‘In town and in country there must be landscapes where we can walk in safety, pick fruit, cycle, work, sleep, swim, listen to the birds, bask in the sun, run through the trees and laze beside cool waters. Some should be busy; others solitary. Rivers should be prized out of their concrete coffins and foul ditches. Quarries should be planned as new landscapes. Forests should provide us with recreation, timber and wildlife habitats. Wastes should be used to build green hills. Routeways should be designed for all types of user, not just for motor vehicles. Old towns should be revitalised and new villages made. In growing food, farmers should conserve and remake the countryside. Buildings should stop behaving like spoilt brats: each should contribute to an urban or rural landscape’. (Landscape planning and environmental impact design, 1998, Tom Turner)

Tom Turner

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