Making sustainable regional design strategies successful

Nikologianni, Anastasia and Moore, Kathryn and Larkham, Peter J. (2019) Making sustainable regional design strategies successful. Sustainability, 11. ISSN 2071-1050

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Abstract

This paper identifies innovative methods of strategic spatial design to demonstrate the
sustainable outcomes that can be achieved by adopting landscape practices to future-proof our
cities and regions. A range of strategic landscape-led models and methodologies are investigated to
reveal the structure, administrative processes and key elements that have been adopted in order to
facilitate the integration of climate change environmental design and landscape quality. We have
found that a strong established framework that demonstrates innovative project management and
early integration of environmental ideas is critical in order to be able to deliver landscape schemes
that appropriately identify and address current climatic and social challenges. Furthermore, to make
a real difference in the way that professional practice and politics deal with landscape infrastructure,
the project framework and key concepts related to landscape design and planning, such as low
carbon design and spatial quality, need to be clearly supported by legislation and policy at all levels.
Together with close attention to the importance of design, this approach is more likely to ensure
effective implementation and smooth communication during the development of a landscape scheme,
leading to higher levels of sustainability and resilience in the future.
Keywords: sustainability; landscape design; low carbon landscape; climate change; policy; strategic
planning; adaptation; sustainable development; environmental planning

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K300 Landscape Design
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Peter Larkham
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 10:37
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 10:37
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7097

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