Sustainable Landscape Arch.

Landscape Planning

Kyambura Concession Proposal

 

Landscape planning is usually involved with larger scale landscapes. Landscape planning centres on the broad scale understanding of the landscape and how it has evolved, the changes and pressures on the land, the character, quality and value of the landscape and in many cases how and where development can best be located. Good landscape planning thus requires knowledge and understanding of the past and the present as well as visions of the future.

The use of layers is a tried and tested method of understanding the landscape and how various aspects of the landscape knit together. Such layers may include: topography and slopes, soils, geology, surface hydrology, habitat and vegetation, wildlife, microclimate, archaeology and heritage, landscape features, built form, land use, landscape character, landscape quality and landscape sensitivity. The latter three categories are most often used in environmental impact assessment but are also extremely useful tools for urban and rural planning. Another important tool is the grading of the landscape within an appropriate hierarchy where generally the best landscapes need to be conserved, ordinary landscapes need to be enhanced and poor landscapes need to be reinvented and improved.

Evaluation of proposals at the Southbank

Riyadh

Preliminary planning for a new district in Ariyadh, where the axis has been turned to better suit the local

micro-climatic conditions and where outdoor spaces are planned to be shaded by trees and canopied and

trelliced shading devices. Trees are planned to be watered from collected and treated grey water from

houses (washing machines, dishwashers, bathing) and all hard surfaces including roofs during the rainy

months where 80-150mm of rainfall may be experienced.

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Dr. Benz Kotzen

Sustainable Landscape Arch.

50 Mayfield Avenue, London N14 6DU. Tel: 020 8374 4015, +44 20 8374 4015

benzkotzen@blueyonder.co.uk

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