Planning, Design and Implementation
Edited by Danielle Sinnett, Nicholas Smith and Sarah Burgess
Chapter 17: Landscape, beyond green and grey infrastructure
AbstractThis chapter demonstrates that beyond the intentional dichotomy suggested in its title, the transformation of contemporary landscape in a sustainable way implies the rejection of any form of dualism, be it ‘green’ and ‘grey’, Natura and Cultura, Man and Nature or wilderness and artefact. This ancient conceptual frontier, often reduced to a line creating in the landscape hermetic spaces, has definitely become obsolete and unsustainable in today’s landscape where humans have conquered universal ubiquity. In this new and complex reality, mitigation actions and compensation strategies, capable of counteracting environmental degradation, are increasingly less effective. Therefore, it is imperative to understand and manipulate landscape processes – cultural and natural – in order to achieve a ‘trajective continuity’, that is, to inscribe effectively our values in the places we inhabit and be transformed by it.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.