Urban Design, the Landscape Way
The idea of nature as an antidote to urban ills sits at the core of landscape architecture’s ethos. But while this has helped the profession secure a place in the urban design endeavor, it often pigeonholes its practitioners into the role of supporting cast, as an added value to initiatives led by others.
Contemporary critics have argued that we should, instead, consider how landscape architecture’s specific conceptual and methodological scopes could be applied across the full spectrum of urban design concerns. In this lecture — part of the Master of Urban Design/Master of Design in Sustainable Environments Lecture Series — Jean Trottier will present his thoughts on a landscape-centric urbanism through five themes: scale shifting, time warping, dynamic tectonics, the in-between and the situated imaginary.
Trottier is an associate professor in the University of Manitoba Department of Landscape Architecture. A member of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, he has chaired the Winnipeg Urban Design Advisory Committee and chairs the editorial board of Landscapes I Paysages Magazine.