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Landscape Intelligence is aimed at the cultivation of more creative, ecological, and overtly political landscape practices better suited to the wicked problems faced by designers and strategists of the built environment in the 21st century. Landscape Intelligence is based upon the notion that it is the synthetic capacity of landscape architects to range across great extremes of scale and complexity using design and design thinking – from detailed form giving to strategic planning – which distinguishes landscape architects from others among the spatial design disciplines. This synthetic capacity, when combined with two other critical characteristics of the contemporary designer – the projective and the strategic – might serve as the primary components of a new landscape platform capable of a much richer engagement with the complexities of the contemporary built environment.

 

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