The social and cultural context of ecological plantings

Jorgensen, A., 2004, The social and cultural context of ecological plantings, in: Dunnett, N. & J. Hitchmough, ‘The dynamic landscape’, Spon, London

  • Author : Jorgensen, A.
  • Year : 2004
  • Published in Book : The dynamic landscape
  • Pages : 293-325
  • Abstract in English : This chapter attempts to explore current attitudes towards the use of both naturalistic and formal ecological plantings in public settings, and some of the cultural and social meanings underlying those attitudes. It has shown that public perceptions of urban landscapes are more diverse and complex than some of the research would have believed. It has also shown that there is room for natural and even wild-looking landscapes in towns and cities.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: Assessment, urban plantings, ecological plantings, landscape perception. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.