Building on the trend of appropriating agricultural patterns and techniques in contemporary design, landscape architects could go further toward more significant engagement with productive landscapes. This panel will discuss three case studies across the Americas that redefine design and conservation approaches by weaving altered ecosystems with traditional agricultural practices.
Understand how a reframing of productive landscapes as novel ecosystems is driving new approaches to conservation and land planning.
Compare and contrast how these case studies address related landscape conservation challenges in different geographic contexts across the Americas.
Explore the role of landscape architects in heritage conservation, land management, and urban development.
Discuss with the panelists the expanded definition of landscape conservation today.