Comment on James Corner’s UoG lecture on 19th November

James Corner gave a very good lecture, ‘recovering’ one’s faith in the capability of landscape architects to do great projects which make cities better places. Also, he helped me understand what he means by ‘landscape urbanism’. I do not disagree with his view. But I tend to think of LU more as a design method than, perhaps, Corner does. The 2012 Queen Elizabeth Park illustrates the point: … Continue reading Comment on James Corner’s UoG lecture on 19th November

Tom Turner interviewed by 1st year BA Landscape Architecture students

With precise questions from Lalla Hussain on 24th March 2015, in 17 minutes and 35 seconds Tom explains the definition of landscape architecture, the theory of landscape architecture, the history of landscape architecture – and where landscape architects should be heading in the near future. Continue reading Tom Turner interviewed by 1st year BA Landscape Architecture students

Landscape urbanism as an approach to development planning

It’s good that the University of Greenwich has a programme in Landscape & Urbanism.  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‘. Personally, I find this more helpful than much of … Continue reading Landscape urbanism as an approach to development planning