Landscape Urbanism Principles

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As a new movement, we make some effort to map the general patterns that Landscape Urbanism practices have executed worldwide. Eventually, we come to three main principles, which are biodiversity, productive landscape for human and water sensitive urban design (WSUD).

These principles basically inform what needs to be considered as well as strategies that can be applied during the design process.

In productive landscape for human, we reveal on what landscape can provide to the social and economy of the urban population. It can becomes the surface where the constant urban flux taking place, leisure or tourism, to the informal space to exchange information for enhancing city productivity. From this principle, Landscape Urbanism also promote a transit-oriented design and walkable neighborhood for urban users.

In WSUD, we communicate the importance of considering the urban water network through flood water and storm water management. The application of the strategies is very diverse from a large scale, such as dam or river management to the smallest one, like bioswale. Water is very important issue as its become the source of life not only to the people, but also the other species around.

In Biodiversity, we arrive to the protection of the flora and fauna. The built ecosystem should be able to provide habitat services for multiple species. This can be done from several ways, via enhancement the existing habitat to the conversion of unused lands for a new ecosystem.

These princples are mapped to not to be applied everytime. The necessity should be arrived from the context itself. However, they should always being considered as added values to create an urban harmony.


Landscape Urbanism principles diagram. ©RAW

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