IDEAS SWA Group | Landscape Architecture/ Planning/ Urban Design
IDEAS blog by SWA Group is a place to explore, share, and document our thinking, work, and current research. They explore several new and long-standing concepts in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design from the creation of great urban landscapes, urban ecologies, and landscape infrastructure.
Global warming exists largely beyond our intellectual faculties as designers and practitioners. It has always done, and will continue to do so; the Anthropocene thesis illustrates this. As the canons of architecture and landscape architecture sober to this reality, we are reminded of the paradox, “the law locks up the man or woman who steals... Read more »
Skara Brae, a historic dwelling situated in Scotland’s Orkney Islands, is at risk of subsidence from coastal erosion, due, in part, to climate change. Jim Dwyer’s recent article for The New York Times, “Saving Scotland’s Heritage from the Rising Seas,” shed light on the duality of the term “preservation”. Preservation has been deployed by climate... Read more »