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URBAN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ADDS VALUE TO COMMUNITIES.
Urban landscape architecture analyzes and evaluates an urban piece of land and turns it into an inviting space that meets the needs of humans while preserving natural resources. They essentially create, restore, or preserve vital areas in the community such as recreational spaces, parks, nature centers, and other green areas.
Landscape architects create these urban landscapes by working with horticulturalists, surveyors, engineers, and conservationists to develop meaningful and authentic spaces where people can live and connect with each other.
Urban landscape architecture makes functional and usable spaces that enhance the user experience while improving and maintaining natural surroundings. This also brings many significant economic, social, and environmental benefits to communities. Here are five reasons why you should invest in urban landscape architecture:
1. RESILIENT BUILDING
Urban landscape architecture is sustainable. They are responsive to the environment, regenerative, and healthy for communities since their green areas help sequester carbon, clean the air, recycle water, moderate extreme temperatures, and restore habitats.
2. CREATES ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
Urban landscapes are places where people feel inspired to live, work, and visit. This creates opportunities for businesses to establish themselves in these spaces or nearby. This in turn creates a range of economic benefits for developers, local businesses, and communities.
3. ENCOURAGES DEVELOPMENT
Urban landscape architecture optimizes the development potential of housing properties at a reduced cost. This is because there is a high demand for housing properties in urban landscapes and because urban landscapes are sustainable and thus more affordable to maintain. According to academic studies, landscapes also enhance the look of a property while adding value, creating a better financial standing when refinancing or selling.
4. REVITALIZES COMMUNITIES
Urban landscape architecture revitalizes previously underused areas by providing people a solid walkable experience, creating dynamic and inviting public spaces that encourage people to engage in meaningful social interaction.
5. IMPROVES HEALTH & WELLNESS
Having access to quality urban green spaces and spending time outside—exercising, playing, socializing, enjoying nature, relaxing—is healthy for the body and mind. That’s just common sense, but research confirms that urban landscape architecture enhances the health and quality of life of city dwellers because green spaces encourage and increase physical activity.
Investing in urban landscape architecture brings many economic and social development opportunities to communities. It shapes cities and communities by creating areas where we can get back in touch with nature, benefit wildlife and provide a healthier atmosphere for generations to come. The more we invest in urban landscape architecture, the better our communities will become. By investing in urban landscape architecture, you can help create a sustainable and resilient city future.