The New Landscape Declaration: Visions for the Next 50 Years

 

 

Over the next 50 years, landscape architects must coordinate their actions globally to fight climate change, help communities adapt to a changing world, bring artful and sustainable parks and open …

 

Source: The New Landscape Declaration: Visions for the Next 50 Years

While Massively inspiring to read the comments might be more relevant here in the Global South:

RANTING LANDSCAPE PHILOSOPHER06/23/2016 / 2:21 am

called for all landscape architects to get more active at the urban and regional scales. “That’s where society needs us the most.”

“changing the unsustainable status quo and inspiring new social movements.” Landscape architects must become “essential game changers.”

“in the future, there will be much more stringent regulations on natural resources” as they become rarer and more valuable. Landscape architects will play a larger role in valuing and managing those resources.

I am calling Bull-shit (please excuse my language), what we need is planners and policy makers to have a design education.

Do we need to train more Landscape architects or students in public policy? It seems that Landscape needs policy to stay relevant (though policy would benefit from an influx of design thinking)

Do we really need more landscape architects? Most won’t go into the political system? is it really fair to draw students in with promises of “changing the world” when the reality of these EXPENSIVE programs turns out to be a debt ridden individual that works horrible hours for scraps (usually under an emotionally abusive boss).

Don’t you think it’s a bad sign that it is always is the same 10 names on repeat? James, Laurie, Martha, Kongjian….etc If we want new ideas then we need to start hearing from other voices and get out of this annoyingly incestuous family.”

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