Implementation of strategic design in sustainable landscape development

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Authors: Margaréta Banas, Souraya Van Helmond, Jenna Van Gemert, Iki Van Koningsbrugge, Dean Lahaije, Tara Murk and Hylke Vonk

Volume/Issue: Volume 26: Issue 2

Published online: 15 Nov 2023

Pages: 117 - 125

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ahr-2023-0016


Abstract

This paper explores the implementation of strategic design in sustainable landscape development through a case study of the Neckar Landscape Park Student Competition. Drawing upon previous research on sustainable land use development, the study emphasizes the importance of integrated approaches and transdisciplinary thinking in managing landscapes. The strategic design process, characterized by analysis, synthesis and evaluation, is applied to address the socio-ecological and spatial challenges of the Neckar river valley. The findings highlight the potential of strategic design to create resilient and sustainable landscapes by combining scientific analysis and imaginative problem-solving. The case study exemplifies the value of strategic design in landscape architecture and offers insights for future landscape management.


Keywords: strategic design, landscape development, sustainable development, student competition

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