What is Landscape Urbanism? A discipline, an instrument or just a term to promote people and programmes? Topos 71 is dedicated to Landscape Urbanism. Charles Waldheim, James Corner and many others will have a critical debate on the occasion of Chris Reeds stoss LU receiving the Topos Landscape Award 2010.
On Landscape, Ecology and other Modifiers to Urbanism
Over the past year an emergent discourse of “ecological urbanism” has been proposed to more precisely describe the aspirations of an urban practice informed by environmental issues and imbued with the sensibilities associated with landscape. This most recent adjectival modifier of urbanism reveals the ongoing need for re-qualifying urban design. Author: Waldheim, Charles
Landscape Urbanism in the Field. The Knowledge Corridor, San Juan, Puerto Rico
As emergent idea landscape urbanism provides a framework for new forms of experimentation, research and practice. The San Juan Knowledge Corridor, a complex project, with many economic, political, strategic, infrastructural, urban planning and environmental considerations, serves as a useful benchmark for a broader landscape urbanism project. Author: Corner, James
Why Ecological Urbanism? Why Now?
The world’s population continues to grow, resulting in a steady migration from rural to urban areas. Increased numbers of people and cities go hand in hand with a greater exploitation of the world’s limited resources. Every year, more cities are feeling the devastating impacts of this situation. What are we to do? What means do we have as designers to address this challenging reality? Author: Mostafavi, Mohsen
How green is Landscape Urbanism?
If green is the color most often associated with landscape, then landscape urbanism might be a move away from green toward a wider spectrum of colors and their relation to the city and each other. Indeed Charles Waldheim seems to imply this when he calls for an understanding of the image of landscape as a horizontal flatbed infrastructure that does not distinguish between urban and natural. Author: Doherty, Gareth
The principle of Second Nature creates territories of wilderness. Clever design with nature and unknown future colonisation will generate a new kind of urban design which is based on sustainability. Author: Geuze, Adriaan
Landscape Urbanism: Conflation or Coalition?
Urbanism and landscape architecture as separate disciplines are products of the 20th century. But the development of the landscape and the shaping of the cities, the defensive systems and the infrastructure have for centuries been deeply interconnected. Author: Palmboom, Frits
Term Definition Identity
A strategy of using landscape ecology and landscape architecture to create and regenerate cities is currently being called landscape urbanism. But is this idea new? What is most important now is that the alignment of naturally occurring and engineered systems is used to generate new models of urban form, based on an understanding of environmental reciprocity and reflexivity. Author: Drake, Susannah C.
Five Traditions for Landscape Urbanism Thinking
The inspiring traditions in urban planning, design history and related fields may be useful for the development of landscape urbanism thinking to meet the needs and challenges of the ecological and sustainable urban form. Author: Yu, Kongjian
Landscape Urbanism at the Architectural Association
A hybrid of urbanism, architecture, and landscape architecture, landscape urbanism has evolved in recent years as a cross-disciplinary response to the conditions defining the contemporary city. Author: Spencer, Douglas
Traditions of Landscape Urbanism
Landscape urbanism has at least two roots: the heritage of many ancient civilizations in creating settlement structures and the history of both landscape architecture and urbanism themselves. Considering its roots, landscape urbanism strategies could become powerful tools for 21st-century cities. Author: De Meulder, Bruno, Shannon, Kelly
Conservation as Catalyst: Lady Bird’s Urbanism
Three historic examples of large landscape interventions can be seen as precursors to landscape urbanism as they shaped urban form and helped define urban identities. Historic experiences are applied to Austin’s landscapes along the Colorado River and Lady Bird Lake. Their status as primary recreational terrain has become a major catalyst for densification in the central city. Author: Steiner, Frederick R., Almy III, Dean J.
Landscape urbanism versus landscape design
The concept of landscape urbanism has caused discussion in the world of landscape architecture. The debate has been more vivid in the USA than in Europe. Here, landscape architects have always been deeply involved in planning issues. But the potential of design must not be neglected. Author: Andersson, Thorbjörn
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Clear and obstructed paths in the planning disciplines. Author: Feldschmid, Philipp, Bunge, Jan
Topos Landscape Award 2010. Stoss Landscape Urbanism
2010 marks the fifth time the Topos Landscape Award has been granted. This time the distinction went to the landscape architecture firm Stoss Landscape Urbanism based in Boston, MA, USA. Author: n., n.
Exhibition: New Nordic Landscapes
Through environmentally conscious landscape projects from the Nordic countries, the EXPO exhibition New nordic Landscapes demonstrates how landscape architecture is about so much more than making things look pretty: Used strategically, it has potential to emphasize sustainable solutions, promote health and create better living conditions for people in both cities and rural regions. Author: Wiggenhorn, Hubert
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