Sustainable Landscape Architecture Part 4: Can standards and certification create sustainable landscapes?

At last I got round to finishing my blog posts – Part 4 and 5 of Sustainable Landscape Architecture Series. Although I believe that standards such Sustainable Sites and certification such as LEED AP can contribute to advancing landscape architecture and creating sustainable landscapes they also become a crutch that we point to and say …

Sustainable Landscape Architecture Part 3: Can Technology & Materials create Sustainable Landscape Architecture?

In our previous two parts of the this series I have explored the my definition of sustainability and discussed whether green landscape = sustainable landscape architecture. The next subject of the Sustainable landscape architecture series is Can Techonology and Materials create Sustainable Landscape Architecture? When referring to technology and materials I am thinking about the …

Sustainable Landscape Architecture Part 1: Definition & Background

This is part 1 of 5 on Sustainable Landscape Design and my theories and ideas on the subject. My ideas have been heavily influenced by my reading, studying, editing of World Landscape Architecture and working with James Brearley at BAU, Jim Sinatra of Sinatra Murphy, Bruce Echberg at Urban Initiatives, various projects at Aspect Studios …