The New Landscape Declaration, A Call to Action for the Twenty-First Century
Published by Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book (November 21, 2017)
216 Pages
The New Landscape Declaration - A Call to Action for the Twenty-First Century , 2017
On the eve of its 50th anniversary, the Landscape Architecture Foundation asked a diverse group of the world's leading landscape architects to reflect on the last half-century and present bold ideas for what the discipline should achieve in the future. Well beyond the public conception of the profession as "gardener" or "park designer," these landscape architects discussed their role in addressing weighty issues like climate change, urbanization, management of vital resources like water, and global inequities.

The New Landscape Declaration asserts the vital role of landscape architecture in solving the defining issues of our time. Relevant to designers across the globe, the ideas cross disciplinary boundaries and challenge current silos of thought and practice, underscoring the need to diversify, innovate, and create a bold culture of leadership, advocacy, and activism.

Chris Reed:"When taking on ecological, environmental, social, political and economic agendas, we need to lead with design first..." (172)