Making Sustainable Regional Design Strategies Successful

Nikologianni, Anastasia and Moore, Kathryn and Larkham, Peter J. (2019) Making Sustainable Regional Design Strategies Successful. Sustainability, 11 (4). pp. 1-20. 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

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11041024
Date: 16 February 2019
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability; landscape design; low carbon landscape; climate change; policy; strategic planning; adaptation; sustainable development; environmental planning
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K300 Landscape Design
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
L400 Social Policy
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Architecture and Design
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Anastasia Nikologianni
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2020 12:56
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2020 12:56
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9486

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