Stan Allen – Before And After Landscape Urbanism

Lecture date: 2009-01-27

The emergence of landscape urbanism, along with the development of the protocols of digital design, must be counted one of the most significant developments in the field in the past decades. In the past ten years, a fully fledged sub-discipline has appeared. A catalogue of practitioners and projects exists, academic programmes have been developed, and an extensive theoretical literature is now available. To move forward from this strategic juncture, it is worthwhile to take stock of both the accomplishments and the limitations of the landscape urbanism approach, and to propose alternatives that complement and extend its potentials.

Stan Allen is an architect practising in New York and Dean of the School of Architecture Princeton University. His projects have been published in Points and Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City and his essays in Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation.

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