Are We Entering the Golden Age in Landscape Architecture?

Updated: Aug 21, 2018

Yes, in so many ways we are.



"The coming rise of autonomous vehicles (AVs), coupled with the takeoff of drone delivery, will leave our roads empty and our parking lots derelict. Quadcopters bearing take-out and on-demand goods will buzz the skies. Meanwhile, the ground below will quake with a different kind of activity: landscape architecture.


"A major trend already underway is to recapture and reuse underutilized or formerly utilized urban space." 90 percent or more of the privately owned and organically operated cars currently on the roads will no longer be necessary, and society will reap a windfall of real estate that it has never before had the luxury to reconsider. Landscape architects will be the front line in re-thinking the built environment.

As far as the landscape architecture boom is concerned, a major trend already underway is to recapture and reuse underutilized or formerly utilized urban space. Policy-makers see reasons at home to invest in landscape design. Local governments across the nation are cottoning on to the public-health benefits of access to public parks."


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