Recycling Spaces Book Review
Check out this month's Landscape Architecture Magazine's lengthy review of the the Martha Schwartz Partners' book Recylcing Spaces: Curating Urban Evolution. To download a copy of the Novmeber issue, click here!
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Cities are constantly evolving: one of the most important questions facing urban centers today is how to keep people attracted to live in, invest in, and participate in the city. Recycling Spaces focuses on these questions broadly through conversations with experts in the fields of landscape, economics, and urbanism, and specifically through the work of world-renowned landscape architectural office, Martha Schwartz Partners. The selected projects focus on four critical urban conditions of the late 20th and early 21st century city: dying city centers, depleted resource landscapes and affiliated towns, non-existent urbanisms, and changing populations.
Martha Schwartz Partners breathes life into cities and neighborhoods by creating spaces that that make people feel emotionally connected, engaged, and invested in the long-term viability of the place. Places that resonate with people are sustainable places. This expanded notion of sustainability is the basis of the firm’s public work, and is illustrated here by a selection of the firms recent and ongoing design projects. Readers will be exposed to much of this work for the first time and will be able to explore some of the issues raised through the projects and through written pieces by experts on a wide variety of intriguing topics.
Projects from the book can be found in some of the following locations:
Grand Canal Square, Dublin, Ireland
Exchange Square, Manchester, England
St. Mary’s Churchyard, London, England
Village Green, Castleford, England
Winslow Farms Conservancy, Winslow, NJ, USA
Power Lines, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Geraldton Tailings Landscape, Geraldton, Canada
Central Park Monte Laa, Vienna, Austria
The Greek City of Edessa: Search for a Sustainable Future, Design Studio
Abu-Dhabi Corniche Beach, Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jumeirah Gardens, Dubai, UAE
Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona
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