Winner of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Excellence Award (Research and Communication) 2017
Winner of the AILA VIC Excellence Award (Research and Communication) 2017
Landscape architecture has a pivotal role in ensuring environmental sustainability through design interventions. This book takes a broad look at strategies and completed projects to provide the reader with a strong understanding of the sustainability challenges being faced by designers today, and potential routes to addressing them.
The book covers essential concepts of landscape architecture and environmental sustainability, including:
- Ecology, multifunctional landscapes and sensitive intervention
- Remediation, cleansing and environmental infrastructure
- Social sustainability, design activism and healthy landscapes
- Food systems, productive landscapes and transportation
- Performance ratings, materials and life cycles
Through case studies from around the world and interviews with leading landscape architects and practitioners, this book invites discussion about possible future scenarios, relevant theories and project responses in landscape environmental design. With hundreds of color images throughout the book, and additional study material in the companion website, Joshua Zeunert provides an overview of the multidimensional qualities of landscape sustainability.
Joshua Zeunert is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales.
1. An introduction A brief environmental history; Conservation, environment and sustainability movements; 21st century CE; What does this mean for landscape architecture?; Further reading 2 Landscape and ecology Landscape ecology and ecological restoration; Ecological and environmental planning; Land management and multi-functional landscapes; Interview: Nina-Marie Lister; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading 3 Landscape as cleanser Post-industrial transformation and adaptive reuse; Remediation; Environmental water cycle management; Interview: Tony Wong; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading 4 Environmental infrastructure Grey infrastructure's legacy; Landscape's role; Resilience to climate change; Transport; Energy landscapes; Interview: Dirk Sijmons; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading 5 Landscape and food Food systems; Food planning, policy and design; Allotment, community gardens and public foodscapes; Interview: Tim Waterman; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading 6 Landscape activism, art and beauties Activist landscape art; Landscape beauties and sustainability; Interview: Elizabeth Meyer; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading 7 Social sustainability: Influence beyond site ethics Social sustainability; Economics and landscape as an economic generator design as a service sector; Governance; Education; Healthy landscapes; Public consultation/ community engagement and maintenance; Interview: Richard Weller; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading 8 Less is more: A lighter touch Landscape sensitivity; Restraint; Environmental management and maintenance; Communication and relationships; Interview: Reed Hilderbrand; Study/ discussion questions for website;Further reading 9 Landscape and performance Performance and rating; Embodied energy and material life cycle; Responsible materials; Post-completion review; Interview: Steve Windhager; Study/ discussion questions; Further reading 10 Future scenarios, challenges and reframing land(scape) New approaches; Interview: Kongjian Yu; Further reading Glossary Resources Index Acknowledgements