The social movement of Landscape Architecture si growing

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There is a lot of noise out there about social media. Not only has social media’s use exploded over the last several years but it continues to generate interest at increasing rates, attracting the attention of landscape architects and related design professionals in the process. Many landscape architecture firms now connect and communicate through social media’s different variants, including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, to name a few.

Recent global events, like the use of Facebook in the uprisings in the Middle East, have focused attention on the changes in public space and social politics prompted by the explosion in the use of social media. Some pundits see it as a new form of voluntary association and pluralism, while others see it as a force for greater consumption, or, worse, a means of social surveillance. What is often not evident in the broader discourse of social media is a description of the location of those engaged in its use. Crowdsourcing is a way to identify the geography…

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