November 16, 2012

Designing a Landscape for Sustainability

Approaching landscape design in a sustainable way has implications for everyone, but especially for the landscape designer—a term used here to include engineers, landscape architects, urban and rural planners, horticulturalists, and garden designers. While these disciplines are rarely what pop to mind when discussing the front lines of the environmental sciences, they are, broadly speaking, applied sciences, and they represent a vital link in the ability of science to impact our surroundings.

Landscape designers at all scales may need to evolve their craft and thinking to address: