Expanding the very notion of urban landscape

So the question is, since we’re building our landscape just like we build our buildings, why aren’t we bringing a more critical and cultural overlay to what we’re building? And why I think that [viewpoint] creates a downside is that if it can’t be nature, it then falls below our consideration. It’s not architecture. It’s not landscape. It’s not designed. It’s left to engineers or nobody. And we have built our urban landscapes so that it’s neither fish nor fowl…It’s a lot more than green roofs“.

Martha Schwartz, professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, via Yale’s e360 here

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