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Internal & External Landscapes:  Integral multiple Perspectives on Emergence, Transformation and new Mindsets in Sustainability
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Landscape and Critical Agency

Landscape and Critical Agency | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

# This symposion is potentially REALLY interesting: (and hosted in my old school in London, UCL,  Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning...)(AC): 

 

How might we develop a model of landscape which has agency? What place might be accorded to design, to the material and environmental processes of the landscape itself, and to the various users of territory within this model?

 

What scales and conditions might a mode of landscape with critical agency be capable of engaging with? How might it address mass mobility, consumption, migration, food insecurity, soil pollution, so-called ‘natural disasters’, scarcity, informal settlements, infrastructural development, rapid urbanisation or everyday life, for example?

 

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Ten design lessons from Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture - (37signals)

Ten design lessons from Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture - (37signals) | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Timeless design principles:

1) Respect “the genius of a place.”
Olmsted wanted his designs to stay true to the character of their natural surroundings. He referred to “the genius of a place,” a belief that every site has ecologically and spiritually unique qualities. The goal was to “access this genius” and let it infuse all design decisions.

2) Subordinate details to the whole.

3) The art is to conceal art.

4) Aim for the unconscious.......  

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Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future :: AK Press

Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future :: AK Press | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

If we want to preserve what's still left of the natural world, we need to stop using so much of it. And cities are the best chance we have left for a sustainable future ... but only if they remain vibrant, dynamic spaces that are unfolded by millions of people working together—and not by master plans and planners. What will it take to make our cities truly sustainable?

 

In a world where the flow of money and jobs and people is largely determined by the whims of global capital, Matt Hern's Common Ground in a Liquid Cit rey is afreshingly down-to-earth look at the importance of place in the urban future.  

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Pop-up Placemaking and Urban Neighborhoods

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Trendwatching.com reports that with 180,000 people moving into cities daily, a rising creative urban population they refer to as Citysumers are defining a new generation that’s more demanding, open-minded, connected, spontaneous and more try-out-prone than ever. What that means is if there ever was a time to experiment with forward-thinking placemaking, the time is now.


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Pattern language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pattern language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

A pattern language, a term coined by architect Christopher Alexander, is a structured method of describing good design practices within a field of expertise. Advocates of this design approach claim that ordinary people of ordinary intelligence can use it to successfully solve very large, complex design problems. Like all languages, a pattern language has vocabulary, syntax, and grammar. The odd part is that the language is applied to some complex activity other than communication

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