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2nd Edition

Landscape and Sustainability

Edited By

John Benson


Maggie Roe

ISBN 9780415404433
Published September 19, 2007 by Taylor & Francis
336 Pages

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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 managers. This second edition contains updated and new material reflecting developments during the last five years and comprehensively addresses the relationship between landscape architecture and sustainability.

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. Landscape and Sustainability establishes that the sustainability agenda needs a new mindset among professionals: the driving question must always be ‘is it sustainable?’ Developing theory into 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 sustainability.

Table of Contents

1. The Scale and Scope of Landscape and Sustainability Maggie H Roe (& John F Benson)  2. The Ethics of Sustainability Ian H Thompson  3. The Landscape of Sustainable Economics Colin Price  4. The Social Dimensions of Landscape Sustainability Maggie H Roe  5. International Policies and Landscape Protection Adrian Phillips  6. Landscape Sustainability at the National and Regional Scales Paul Selman  7. Regional Landscape Strategies Sue Kidd  8. Multifunctional Landscapes: Conceptual and PLanning Issues for the Countryside Robert MacFarlane  9. Landscape, Planning and City Form John Handley, Stephan Pauleit & Susanna Gill  10. Resources: The Raw Materials of Landscape Nigel Dunnett & Andy Clayden  11. The Practice of Sustainable Landscape Architecture John Stuart Murray  12. Community Landscape Architecture Maggie H Roe & Maisie Rowe  13. Sustainable Landscape Management Tony D Kendle, Juliet E Rose & Junko Oikawa  14. Visions of Sustainability Kristina Hill


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Maggie Roe is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle and is a Chartered Landscape Architect (Design).

John F Benson (1947-2004) was Professor of Landscape Planning & Management in the School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University.