The Role of the Landscape Architect in the 21st Century Fight against Climate Change

Weng Yi-xi1 and Sun Ying2

1,2 Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing University of the Arts, Birmingham City University

The field of landscape architecture, like all other professional fields, constantly evolves to address emerging trends such as developing water crisis and increased urbanisation. However, landscape architects have a myriad of professional responsibilities to comply within various jurisdictions. The ethical and legal responsibilities demanded of a landscape architectare further complicated by increased interconnectivity of humanity due to cheap communication tools such as the Internet and mobile communication. For example, a chartered landscape architect is required to familiarisethem with climate change and the impact it has on the environment.
The professional practice module seeks to address the issues that are typically faced by a professional landscape architect. The course structure aims to enhance understanding of the principle systems for architectural practice, guide on the knowledge buildup as regards landscape practice and provide a basic overview of the laws guiding it. Other objectives of the course include the introduction of modern theory and practice of landscape architecture, enhance professionalism and advance student knowledge on the diversity of practitioners working within the landscape environment. This paper seeks to build upon the course content by undertaking a comprehensive review of the content and reaching conclusions on the same(Nichols, 2012).

Keywords: Landscape Architect, Planning Law, Business Model, Historical and Archaeological Landscapes;

Cite this article:
Yi-xi, W. & Ying, S. (2019). The Role of the Landscape Architect in the 21st Century Fight against Climate Change. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, 7(10), 27-35.