Landscape architecture is one of the disciplines involved in planning. Sometimes they’re housed in the same schools if not academic departments and degree programs.
I ran across this landscape architecture site on Facebook, and several of the news items caught my eye. I love green design and urban agriculture, so I enjoyed reading about a new project from Vancouver BC’s Green over Grey living walls design firm. Many of these gorgeous living walls grace corporate headquarter campuses, but it would be so great to see them thrive in public spaces and buildings like the Bellevue Regional Library Parking Garage in the Seattle area.
The other post that caught my eye was about Milan’s Bosco Verticale, residential towers featuring 900 trees and thousands of shrubs and flowers. Aside from the vast aesthetic improvement, the plants also help keep the air clean in a sustainable way. These projects improve the quality of life for city dwellers. Living and working around plants apparently also makes people happier as well as healthier.