New book: Landscape Logic

Just released ~ Landscape Logic 

Landscape Logic is an essay on the need for a landscape-based approach to designing sustainable urban environments 


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Urbanization is one of the biggest challenges of this century. Urban development comes at the expense of fragile ecosystems that protect and provide us with food and water, not to mention the associated increasing vulnerability to flooding, drought, and social inequality. We therefore need a landscape-based approach to urbanism that considers the biosphere as the context for social and economic development and takes the #landscape as its basis.

Landscape-based Urbanism utilizes the understanding of the landscape system and its ecological and social-cultural processes and relationships – landscape logic – as the foundation for designing sustainable urban environments across scales. Design with nature, people, and #history are at the approach’s core. Using landscape logic, we can build nature-inclusively and climate-adaptively and ensure a healthy and safe living environment for everyone.

Published by Jap Sam Books in cooperation with TU Delft Department of Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft  

Graphic designer: Thomas Soete

Editing: Eleonoor Jap Sam

Translation: Robert van de Walle

Number of pages: 72

Book size: 13 x 18 cm

Binding: Hardcover

ISBN 978-94-93329-10-2