2010, Oct

Systems, Not Icons (ARCHITECT)

Not long ago, landscape architects were often dismissed as the consultants who put finishing touches on a building site--the broccoli around a steak. But with landscape architects increasingly taking lead positions on large-scale projects, winning urban design competitions around the world, and expanding the design market share, broccoli, clearly, is a thing of the past. If the 20th century city was defined by the introduction of the automobile, rationalist grids, and industrial economies, the 21st century city is setting itself up--quite necessarily so--to be remembered as the sustainable city, anchored by landscapes rather than grids.

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