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LAF Releases New Landscape Declaration Book

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) and Rare Bird Books have released The New Landscape Declaration: A Call to Action for the Twenty-First Century. This landmark book features the 32 “Declarations” written for LAF’s 2016 Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future, along with excerpts from panel discussions and an opening essay by Richard Weller of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

The book was launched at the 2017 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Los Angeles where it was a top-seller in the EXPO bookstore. It is now available in hardcover and ebook form through online retailers, including Powell’s, Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

The New Landscape Declaration: A Call to Action for the Twenty-First Century
ISBN: 9781945572692
Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Author: Landscape Architecture Foundation
List price: $29.95

On the eve of its 50th anniversary, LAF asked a powerhouse of leading thinkers in landscape architecture to reflect on the last half-century and present bold ideas for what the discipline should achieve in the future. Through essays, TED-style presentations, and panel discussions, these designers discussed their role in addressing weighty issues such as climate change, urbanization, management of vital resources like water, and global inequities. Their ideas were used to craft the New Landscape Declaration, a manifesto for landscape architecture in the 21st century.

The book brings together all of these ideas and includes original essays from James Corner, Azzurra Cox, Tim Duggan, Gina Ford, Randy Hester, Nina-Marie Lister, Kate Orff, Alpa Nawre, Mario Schjetnan, Martha Schwartz, Carl Steinitz, Kongjian Yu, and others.

Learn more here.

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