The social landscape

Worpole, K., 2001, The social landscape, in: Landscape Design, 299,

  • Author : Worpole, K.
  • Year : 2001
  • Journal/Series : Landscape Design
  • Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 299
  • Pages : 22-24
  • Abstract in English : Renewing of ‘rituals’ which connect people to the organic processes of life and acknowledge the significance of ageing is argued. How can parks, allotments, cemeteries and other urban spaces help re-establish lost links? Older people are today extremely well represented in politics, the voluntary sector, and in many other spheres of political influence. They could be decisive is shaping the environmental quality of towns and cities in years to come. One of the paradoxes of modern society, however, is that more time and resources are spent today on the science of prolonging life than on the ethical issues surrounding what a resourceful and fulfilling older life – and ultimately death – may be
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: elderly, death, allotment, quality of life UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.