LANDSCAPE COMPOSITION I
ENRIC BATLLE + JAVIER ZALDÍVAR
LANDSCAPE DESIGN IN THE XXI CENTURY
The course is organised in four thematic sessions that will deal with four current and specific topics in in 21st Century’s public space:
Our society is becoming more and more conscious about the importance of water as a natural resource. Landscape architects should learn the ability to manage it and to choose the appropriate solution in every situation: collecting, cleaning, accumulating and reusing it, or simply controlling its strength , especially in Mediterranean hydrological regime.
Design, management and conservation of productive landscapes is essential in new paradigm in landscape. The importance to promote local farming in order to supply cities with natural local products as a great social, cultural and identity value, essential for a sustainable development of our cities.
The re-designing of a new mobility planning in order to add those new ways of moving is a task that Landscape designs for the 21st Century must improve, such as pedestrian connections and sustainable mobility beyond private
transport. New spaces for relations between citizens must be created.
As we will see, water management and sustainable mobility can help to not to increase climate change. But other projectual decisions such as using recycled materials in order to reduce construction waste heading to the landfill, promoting regional material in order to reduce carbon footprint, or reducing heat-island effects.