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Making Sustainable Regional Design Strategies Successful

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School of Architecture and Design, Birmingham City University, City Centre Campus, B4 7BD Birmingham, UK
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School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Birmingham City University, B4 7BD Birmingham, UK
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Sustainability 2019, 11(4), 1024; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11041024
Received: 18 December 2018 / Revised: 7 February 2019 / Accepted: 8 February 2019 / Published: 16 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
This paper identifies innovative methods of strategic spatial design to demonstrate the sustainable outcomes that can be achieved by adopting landscape practices to future-proof our cities and regions. A range of strategic landscape-led models and methodologies are investigated to reveal the structure, administrative processes and key elements that have been adopted in order to facilitate the integration of climate change environmental design and landscape quality. We have found that a strong established framework that demonstrates innovative project management and early integration of environmental ideas is critical in order to be able to deliver landscape schemes that appropriately identify and address current climatic and social challenges. Furthermore, to make a real difference in the way that professional practice and politics deal with landscape infrastructure, the project framework and key concepts related to landscape design and planning, such as low carbon design and spatial quality, need to be clearly supported by legislation and policy at all levels. Together with close attention to the importance of design, this approach is more likely to ensure effective implementation and smooth communication during the development of a landscape scheme, leading to higher levels of sustainability and resilience in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; landscape design; low carbon landscape; climate change; policy; strategic planning; adaptation; sustainable development; environmental planning sustainability; landscape design; low carbon landscape; climate change; policy; strategic planning; adaptation; sustainable development; environmental planning
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Nikologianni, A.; Moore, K.; Larkham, P.J. Making Sustainable Regional Design Strategies Successful. Sustainability 2019, 11, 1024. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11041024

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Nikologianni A, Moore K, Larkham PJ. Making Sustainable Regional Design Strategies Successful. Sustainability. 2019; 11(4):1024. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11041024

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Nikologianni, Anastasia, Kathryn Moore, and Peter J. Larkham. 2019. "Making Sustainable Regional Design Strategies Successful" Sustainability 11, no. 4: 1024. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11041024

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