Effective alignment of urban design and landscape: barriers and successes for education and practice: Barriers and successes for education and practice

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Abstract

The principles of high quality urban and landscape design are comparable, although they continue to be applied in many instances in silos. Consequently, assessments of successful place-making are often focussed on issues of permeability and legibility, or species mixes and landscape functionality. However, a growing body of academic and practice-centric research and teaching is focussing on a more effective alignment of urban and landscape design to create places that are functional, aesthetically pleasing, and resilient to socio-economic and ecological change. Through an analysis of a series of case studies associated with the UK based Manchester Urban Design LAB the following identifies synergies between urban design and landscape planning disciplines and asks how these can be maximised in promoting the development of sustainable places. The central aim is to examine why urban designers and landscape planners don’t work together and illustrate areas where their complimentary practices can be utilised to develop best practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Urban Design
EditorsMarion Roberts, Suzy Nelson
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Chapter3
Pages40–55
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781800373471
ISBN (Print)9781800373471, 9781800373464
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2024

Publication series

NameResearch Handbook on Urban Design

Keywords

  • urban design
  • landscape
  • collaboration
  • education
  • pedagogy
  • practice

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