Questioning Tenets of Landscape Architecture

  • Gill Lawson


Constructed Ecologies: Critical Reflections on Ecology with Design is a critical narrative that questions long-held beliefs and ideas in landscape architecture. According to Margaret Grose, our foundational knowledge in landscape architecture has shifted from horticulture to ecological systems, requiring some updating of our scientific understanding and viewpoints. While some may adhere to a loveā€“hate relationship between landscape architecture and ecological science (Hoefer, 2015), Grose sees the importance of building a stronger relationship between theory (ideas) and data (evidence) to inform our future thinking in the discipline and profession.
Grose expands the debate about how ecological science


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