23 January 2014

On research in landscape architecture

As we launch a semester on research in landscape architecture, I would like to encourage readers to look over two very different resources.

The first the standardbearing journal in the field, the Landscape Journal. Take some time to look over the journal's overview and explore how it presents itself. A different lens through which to look at the Journal is Google Scholar's list of most cited papers.

The second resource to explore is the Landscape Architecture Body of Knowledge (LABoK). This document was developed as an initial stab at describing the specialized knowledge that comprises the intellectual content of our field. A close reading of the document will show that the authors understood that this as a flawed first attempt. Unfortunately, it is now 10 years old and still without a 2nd edition, despite a decade of rapid change in landscape architecture.

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