Landscape Architecture and the Creation of Public Space

Landscape architecture is in the spotlight, as planners and officials place increasing amounts of energy and emphasis on the creation of shared public spaces.
November 22, 2009, 1pm PST | Nate Berg
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This piece from The Age looks at a redesigned promenade in Australia that erases the barriers between walkers, cyclists and beachgoers, and highlights the trend towards public space creation through landscape architecture.

"Across town, and around the world, landscape architects are helping to redesign our public spaces with a virtual insistence that we act as mature citizens who must live harmoniously in public.

It's a form of socialism increasingly welcomed by local councils who insist on shared amenity and public spaces."

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Published on Friday, November 20, 2009 in The Age
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