Collective appropriations and landscape planning


This session is dedicated to the gradual emergence of a new collective awareness of the daily environment. There are two levels on which this may be approached:

One is to look at current forms of private individual and collective engagement, as expressed in projects such as garden collectives, urban agriculture etc. What reasons underlie this yearning for community and what social or community-building influence do they have on shaping and developing the environment.

What new forms of ownership for the landscape’s future are being trialled?

And in view of this, another approach is to spotlight and critically appraise the instruments available to landscape and environmental planners. In what way does community engagement actually lead to fresh scope for action and to a new quality of public involvement which thus requires more advanced planning instruments?

What role does the profession of Landscape architecture play within these processes? Do we need to extend the landscape architecture education?