Marušič, I., 2000, Dilemmas in the education of landscape architects for the 21st century, in: ECLAS (Aničić, B.), ‘Landscape of the future: the future of landscape architecture education’, Department of Landscape Architecture, Zagreb
- Author : Marušič, I.
- Year : 2000
- Published in Book : Landscape of the future: the future of landscape architecture education
- Pages : 149-160
- Abstract in English : Different tendencies within landscape architecture and within the education of landscape architects are
the only firm signs on which the discussion about the education of landscape architects in 21st century
can be based.
The absence of landscape planning within the curricula of many schools or ‘isolated’ programs in
landscape planning without adequate design subjects are signs which should not escape our notice.
One of the questions that have to be answered is whether the formal division of the two branches of
traditional landscape architecture is something that forecasts our future.
The second point of reference which is in some way a variation of the first one is the relation between
science and landscape architecture. This relation opens the problem of methodology used within
physical planning practice. It is assumed that the thorough scientific analysis cannot lead to
conservation goals at all. For such a purpose more sophisticated ‘creative-conservation’ approaches
should be used.
The third point of reference is derived from the different emphasis that is given to the spatial planning
and ecological management within the environmental planning practice.
The recognition of the inability of the natural sciences to cope with the environmental and especially
with the nature conservation problems and the need of directing the decisions about the future options
properly evolved into the idea of ‘total science’. Landscape architecture can be already defined as a
‘total science’. The schools have to recognize the very bases of the ‘total science’ and stimulate the
creativity as the main road towards better environment.