The landscape of the global village

Rishbeth, R., 2002, The landscape of the global village, in: Landscape Design, 310,

  • Author : Rishbeth, R.
  • Year : 2002
  • Journal/Series : Landscape Design
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 310
  • Pages : 27-30
  • Abstract in English : The author is focussing on landscape design for a multi-cultural society. Are our open spaces representative of users; ethnic diversity. Is landscape profession rising to the challenge of multi-cultural society? Landscape architects often consider it important to be rooted geographically; we design to be site specific, but is this approached limited in only addressing one type of diversity? Should landscape architects make different decisions with regard to the ethnic profile of users? With regard to design style and activity, what aspects of today’s parks and urban spaces need to evolve to better reflect the needs and aspirations of multi-cultural society?
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: ethnicity, multi-cultural society, parks, urban public spaces, planting design. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.