13. December 2012 /
Out now: Topos 81, Water Landscapes
Water is the most important medium for landscape architects. From garden design to spatial planning – and putting plants aside – most attention is given to water. On the one hand it is often both scarce and valuable, and important for all forms of life. On the other hand it poses a constant threat to settlements and cities. This issue is about large water systems and competition for this precious commodity using examples of Murray Darling Basin in Australia and the Everglades in Florida. Furthermore, projects in Hangzhou, New York and Ljubljana illustrate different approaches to designing with water as part of the landscape.