One of the great strengths of the book is that while each contributor argues clearly, each has a different prod at the matter, so that by the time one has finished the last of the fourteen essays, one has a strong feeling not only of shape but also of consistency in the landscape urbanism "movement." From the plethora of ideas one can extract three main currents of thought in the new discipline, all of which liberate themselves from the trap of urban form as defined by traditional urban designers. -- Harvard Design, Spring 2007
"a fine collection of contemporary thought on the subject" -- Journal of Architectural Education
"New Yorks High Line is hard to categorize - it will be a landscaped park but it is also a highly programmed architectural space, while its origins as infrastructure are still a huge part of its appeal. The emerging field of landscape urbanism is one way to define such a project and the growing numbers of likeminded proposals around the country." --The Architects Newspaper
"Required reading." --Architecture Magazine
About the Author
Charles Waldheim is the editor of numerous books on landscape urbanism and the associate dean and director of the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Toronto.