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A Landscape Approach: From Local Communities to Territorial Systems

Author/EditorMcCartney, Shelagh (Author)
Solano, Samantha (Author)
Vangjeli, Sonja (Author)
Zander, Hannes (Author)
Publisher: Oro Editions
ISBN: 9781954081239
Pub Date27/10/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages304
Dimensions (mm)241(h) * 180(w)
The book promotes a landscape approach as a method for understanding and addressing the complex interdependent issues of environmental and climatic change, ecological degradation, and socio-cultural inequalities.
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The book promotes a landscape approach as a method for understanding and addressing the complex interdependent issues of environmental and climatic change, ecological degradation, and socio-cultural inequalities. The twenty-three book essays are structured into five sections around concepts of urban landscape systems, ecology, politics, territory, and practice. By linking individual sites and local communities to territorial socio-ecological systems and processes, they discuss issues of urban growth and development, remote areas of extraction and production, environmental degradation and transformation, and social inequality and discrimination. While the book allows for parallel readings of such issues in multiple cultural and geographical contexts, a geographic focus is placed on Canada and other environmentally complex and sensitive northern regions. One key theme is the integration of Indigenous knowledge, experience, and storytelling throughout several of the chapters. The book draws lessons that are grounded in inclusive, contextual, and multi-scalar readings which suggest landscape-informed practices that are both socially and environmentally resilient, just, and sustainable.

The book promotes a landscape approach as a method for understanding and addressing the complex interdependent issues of environmental and climatic change, ecological degradation, and socio-cultural inequalities. The twenty-three book essays are structured into five sections around concepts of urban landscape systems, ecology, politics, territory, and practice. By linking individual sites and local communities to territorial socio-ecological systems and processes, they discuss issues of urban growth and development, remote areas of extraction and production, environmental degradation and transformation, and social inequality and discrimination. While the book allows for parallel readings of such issues in multiple cultural and geographical contexts, a geographic focus is placed on Canada and other environmentally complex and sensitive northern regions. One key theme is the integration of Indigenous knowledge, experience, and storytelling throughout several of the chapters. The book draws lessons that are grounded in inclusive, contextual, and multi-scalar readings which suggest landscape-informed practices that are both socially and environmentally resilient, just, and sustainable.

Dr. Shelagh McCartney is an associate professor at the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She received a master of design studies and a doctorate of design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is the founding director of the Together Design Lab. Samantha Solano is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds a master in landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is a co-founder of The VELA Project and principal of the research practice JUXTOPOS. Sonja Vangjeli is a landscape architect and design project manager at Waterfront Toronto and has international experience as landscape designer and researcher. She holds a master of landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a master of architecture degree from the University of Waterloo. Hannes Zander is working as PhD Fellow at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He holds a master in landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is co-founder of the International Landscape Collaborative ILC.

Foreword 8 Landscape as Approach: Engaging Medium-as-Method Nina-Marie E. Lister Preface 11 Crafting Socio-Environmental Entanglements in a World of Growing Uncertainties Hannes Zander Introduction 21 Hannes Zander, Shelagh McCartney, Samantha Solano, Sonja Vangjeli 1. PLANNING METROPOLITAN LANDSCAPE SYSTEMS 1.1 Wild, Connected, and Diverse 35 The Role of Landscape Architects in Establishing the Natural Ecosystem of Canada's Largest City Jane Welsh 1.2 Perspectives on Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Development in Toulouse, France 45 Aliza Sovani 1.3 A Reflexive Approach to Uncertainty 55 Situating Planning Practice in the Landscape of Afghanistan's City-Regions Justin Kollar, Thomas Nideroest, Mirwais Rahimi 1.4 Ecological Infrastructure as a Systematic Approach to Water Issues 67 Guangzhou's Sponge City Planning Hexing Chang, Dong Wang 1.5 Anchoring Our Cities in Ecological Identity 79 Jennifer A. Dowdell, Keith Bowers 2. BUILDING ECOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURES 2.1 Port Lands Flood Protection 93 A Landscape Infrastructural Approach Shannon Baker, Sonja Vangjeli 2.2 Urban Water as a Resource, Not as Waste 103 The Case for Medium-Scale Hydric Districts in Mexico City Adriana Chavez, Elena Tudela, Victor Rico 2.3 Livable Waterways for a Water-Sensitive Transition for Cape Town 115 2.4 Qanatscape 127 Revealing the Historic Water Landscape of the Qanat to Inform Future Green Infrastructure in Cities of Arid Iran Malihe Chamani 2.5 Eternal Ephemera 137 Soft Infrastructures in the Floating City of Uros, Peru Alberto De Salvatierra 3. READING SOCIO-POLITICAL LANDSCAPES 3.1 Forest Plantations as Spatiotemporal Reclamation Strategy 149 Julia Smachylo 3.2 Earth Moves 159 Singapore's Land Reclamation Projects and the Construction of Territory Hans Hortig 3.3 "Hic et Nunc"Palimpsests 169 Reconstructing Historical Natures through the Malm Territory of Extraction Berta Flaquer 3.4 The Living and Breathing Map of Sami Reindeer Herding 181 Kjerstin Uhre, Eli Ristin Skum 4. PLANNING FOR TERRITORIAL SYSTEMS 4.1 On the Edge 195 Re-Framing Our Understanding of a Nissological Territory Matthew A. J. Brown, Sandra Cooke 4.2 WaterLore for the Drylands 207 Strategies for Activating Cultural Waters in Regimes of Extraction Antonia Besa, Gini Lee 4.3 Conservation Through Indigenous Treaty Revival 217 Duffin's Creek, Williams Treaties Area Sheila Boudreau, Gary Pritchard 4.4 Blue Gold 229 Agricultural Infrastructure & Climate Change in the Sahel Matthew Poot 5. NEW MODELS OF PRACTICE 5.1 Codesign, Collaboration, and Systems Change 243 Reflections on Innovative Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Practice Centered on Action in Landscapes of Conflict Shelagh McCartney, Nina-Marie Lister, Jeffrey Herskovits 5.2 Resensitizing Urban Waterways and Their Publics 255 Ecological Art in the Built and Unplanned Environment in the Work of Mare Liberum Kendra Sullivan, Dylan Gauthier, Sunita Prasad 5.3 A Strategy-Driven Model for Sustainable Socio-Environmental Transformations in Chile 265 Flavio Sciaraffia 5.4 Learning Development by Doing 277 The Evolution of the Resilient Civic Design Collective Lindsay Howe, Ben Mansfield 5.5 Collaborative and Strategic Approaches to Build Urban Resilience in India 289 Sourav Kumar Biswas, Praveen Raj, Shreya Krishnan, Manushi Ashok Jain, Balaji Balaganesan, Suriya KP, Sujhatha Arulkumar, Aditi Subramanian, Logeshwaran Subramanian, Pankti Sanganee (Sponge Collaborative) Editors 301 Contributors 302 Additional Image Credits, Notes 304

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