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). ISSN 2071-1050

Nikologianni, Moore, Larkham (2019) Sustainable regional design strategies, Sustainability vol 11.pdf

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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
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8 February 2019Accepted
16 February 2019Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainability; landscape design; low carbon landscape; climate change; policy; strategic planning; adaptation; sustainable development; environmental planning
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-03 - landscape design
CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-04 - planning (urban, rural and regional)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Peter Larkham
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 10:37
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 14:26

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