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Landscape architecture has become very fashionable… to architects

A great article and insights by Charles A. Birnbaum, President of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, where he talks about a tug of war regarding landscape and urbanism and consequently landscape architects and architects and who is best placed to control  and get the best results??

“Landscape architecture has become very fashionable… to architects. Moreover, its co-option and absorption into architectural practices has resulted in a revealing turf war with Andrés Duany as a vocal protagonist. He’s the Princeton-trained architect who, as a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, adopted the ideas, vision and values of the early 20th century landscape architects/planners John Nolen and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., to launch a movement that led to more than 300 new towns, regional plans, and community revitalization project commissions for his firm. It also exerted a significant influence on planning and development practices in the United States and abroad. New Urbanists, as a coalition, support regional planning, open space, context-appropriate architecture and planning, and they believe their strategies can reduce traffic congestion, increase the supply of affordable housing, and rein in sprawl.”

spam_urbanism: BOSTON-plan

Image by trevor.patt via Flickr


read it all here..

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