Landscape and Sustainability

By Maggie Roe
Publisher: Routledge
Number Of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2007-09-19
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0415404436
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780415404433

Book Description:
This unique book addresses the issue of sustainability from
the point of view of landscape architecture, dealing with
professional practices of planners, designers and landscape
This second edition contains updated and new material
reflecting the developments in the field during the last five
years, addressing the relationship between landscape architecture
and sustainability in a comprehensive way.
Much in the text is underpinned by landscape ecology, in contrast
to the idea of landscape as only appealing to the eye or aspiring
cerebrally to be fine art. As this exceptional cast of contributors
argue, landscape is and must be much more than this; landscape
architecture is about making places which are biologically wholesome,
socially just and spiritually rewarding.
Landscape and Sustainability establishes that the sustainability
agenda needs a new mindset among professionals. The question to be
answered first and foremost is, is it sustainable? The chapters in
the book move progressively from theory to practice, from the global
to the local scale and from issues of policy and planning through to
detailed design and implementation and on to long-term maintenance
and management. The contributors raise and re-examine a complex array
of research, policy and professional issues and agendas to contribute
to the necessary ongoing debate about the future of both landscape and

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