Thompson, I., 1994, Fourteen years on the Tyne: teaching landscape design in a post-industrial context, in: ECLAS (A. Aspinall & S. Filor), ‘The local context in landscape teaching and research’, ,
- Author : Thompson, I.
- Year : 1994
- Published in Book : The local context in landscape teaching and research
- Pages : 61-70
- Abstract in English : In 1963 Ian Laurie was appointed as landscape consultant by the local authorities
along the industrial reaches of the Tyne and briefed to find ways to "rectify the
dereliction of the last hundred years" In the 1970s industry continued to retreat
towards the river mouth, leaving behind bare sites which, even if reclaimed, lacked all
purpose and meaning.
In this context it is not surprising that throughout the 1980s landscape
students in search of sites for their major design exercises were drawn to the
post-industrial riverbanks. At the same time, as a result of policy initiatives
and programmes, many of these sites began to be re-developed. This paper
traces the parallels and highlights the differences between the students' ideal
projects and the reality of the regeneration proposals.