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Book Chapter: Landscape Design

TitleLandscape Design
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherSage Publications
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Landscape Design. In Warf, B (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography, v. 4, p. 1703-1705. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2010 How to Cite?
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 ...
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141348
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dc.contributor.authorLau, SSYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T06:31:32Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T06:31:32Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationLandscape Design. In Warf, B (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geography, v. 4, p. 1703-1705. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2010-
dc.identifier.isbn9781412956970-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141348-
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.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications-
dc.relation.ispartofEncyclopedia of Geography-
dc.titleLandscape Designen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailLau, SSY: ssylau@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLau, SSY=rp01006en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.4135/9781412939591-
dc.identifier.hkuros195307en_US
dc.identifier.volume4-
dc.identifier.spage1703-
dc.identifier.epage1705-
dc.publisher.placeThousand Oaks, Calif.-

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