Examples of landscape architecture and environmental design are all around us; likewise, we move about in the virtual sphere of a set of unbuilt ideas, seeking orientation among a range of appealing models with their specific attitudes and intentions. The critical examination of “good professional practice”, both past and present, is tied up with design schools and the history of their influence in landscape architecture. The search for inspirational teaching institutes, for role models whose personality and attitudes impress others - sometimes entire generations of landscape architects. The aim is to encourage people to regard critical contemplation of specific schools of landscape architecture as a topic for researc


What continuities and traditions define the classic repertoire of landscape architecture? What aspects reveal differences, where do innovative styles emerge? What fundamental changes in design teaching may be observed?

What new developments are emerging or call for our attention?

What aesthetic practices are necessary for the use and implementation of technical developments?