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TitleLandscape Design
 
AuthorsLau, SSY
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherSage Publications
 
CitationLandscape Design. In Warf, B (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography, v. 4, p. 1703-1705. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2010 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412939591
 
AbstractLandscape design and landscape architecture are in their basic forms a manifestation of humans’ passionate care for nature. The two concepts are similar, with landscape design focusing more on the artistic merits of design. This entry briefly reviews the history of landscape architecture and then considers the role that it can play in the future. In an era when we acknowledge the ecological damage and the imbalanced growth that humanity has inflicted on the Earth, landscape design has a significant role to play in the procurement of resources and materials and in the interaction with natural form and elements toward creating livable communities. It also offers solutions for global climate change and warming and peak oil (i.e., the maximum global output that occurred recently and the subsequent gradual decline). Throughout human history, landscape works such as the Greek and Roman gardens shared a commonality of an incessant love for greenery ...
 
ISBN9781412956970
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412939591
 
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dc.description.abstractLandscape design and landscape architecture are in their basic forms a manifestation of humans’ passionate care for nature. The two concepts are similar, with landscape design focusing more on the artistic merits of design. This entry briefly reviews the history of landscape architecture and then considers the role that it can play in the future. In an era when we acknowledge the ecological damage and the imbalanced growth that humanity has inflicted on the Earth, landscape design has a significant role to play in the procurement of resources and materials and in the interaction with natural form and elements toward creating livable communities. It also offers solutions for global climate change and warming and peak oil (i.e., the maximum global output that occurred recently and the subsequent gradual decline). Throughout human history, landscape works such as the Greek and Roman gardens shared a commonality of an incessant love for greenery ...
 
dc.identifier.citationLandscape Design. In Warf, B (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography, v. 4, p. 1703-1705. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2010 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412939591
 
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