Journal article

Gaps and futures in working between ecology and design for constructed ecologies

Margaret J Grose

LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2014

Abstract

A trend in ecology has been increased engagement with areas traditionally the territory of designers and planners. While ecological science has called for greater collaboration, such collaboration has been occurring for decades in design practice. This paper is a reflection upon gaps in understanding between design and ecological science. Despite many similarities between ecological science and its sister landscape architectural design, differences remain and these need to be understood to assist collaboration and outcomes in constructed ecologies. From the perspective of both designer and ecologist, a suite of conceptual positions stresses understanding between these disciplines; in focus h..

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