Integrating Environmental Planning with Landscape Architecture in Sustainable Landscape Design Research Proposal by Nicky

Discussion of sustainable landscape design research proposal.
# 145691 | 1,455 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 23, 2010 in Research Designs (General) , Architecture (General)

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This paper presents an in-depth proposal to establish a study for sustainable landscape design, ultimately using the findings for actual planning practice. Additionally, the proposal intends to develop a set of recommendations which will guide the integration of the theory into actual usage for sustainable landscape design. The paper gives a list research objectives which are followed by a discussion and background on the importance of sustainable landscape design. Previous research studies are cited and the proposal also includes a brief literature review. The paper concludes with a detailed description of the proposed research design including how results will be analyzed.

Research Aims
Background and Significance
Research Design and Methods Preliminary Studies

From the Paper:

Research Aims
The primary aim of this study is to establish the barriers to integrating sustainable landscape design into planning practice through a careful study of the interpretation of the concept, and the impact of this interpretation on adoption or resistance to the concept. This will then result in a set of recommendations which may guide the integration of the concept and theory into actual practical usage. This will be achieved by meeting the following research objectives:
Establish the different individuals involved in the entire process of landscape architecture, from beginning to completed project
Determine the awareness of each of these groups of individuals to theories of sustainable landscape design
Explore the different interpretations of sustainable landscape design and how these impact on feelings towards the concept
Background and Significance
The concept of sustainable landscaping is becoming ever more important with the advancing stages of irreversible urbanization which inevitably accompanies globalization (Antrop 188). It remains however a very young concept, and as such, the lack of literature on the subject reflects the concept's infancy.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Antrop, Marc. "Sustainable landscapes: Contradiction, fiction or utopia?" Landscape and Urban Planning 75.3-4 (2006): 187-197.
  • Keydoszius, J. Renee, S. Knight Cox Jr., Mary B. Hague, Elena Mikhailova, Christopher J. Post, William C. Stringer & Mark A. Schlautman. "Historical land use and soil analysis guiding corridor landscape design." Urban Ecosystems 10.1(2007): 53-72.
  • Opdam, Paul, Eveliene Steingrover & Sabine van Rooij. "Ecological networks: A spatial concept for multi-actor planning of sustainable landscapes." Landscape and Urban Planning 75.3-4 (2006): 322-332.

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