Landscape Architecture: An Apocalyptic Manifesto


I came across a recent paper, which in summary made some of the following claims about  landscape architecture:

"Landscape architecture is a troubled profession. It has no
historiography, no formal theory, no definition, direction, or focus. A vast schism currently
exists between its academics and professional practitioners. In universities across
the nation, researchers poach methodologies from other, more vibrant disciplines.
Meanwhile, in professional offices, designers yoked to the bottom line crank out
pedestrian design."

You can read the paper here:

Any thoughts on this?  It struck me, as I am considering applying for MLA in the coming year.

Oct 25, 13 4:30 pm

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