Friday, April 02, 2010

ASLA demonstrates Sustainable Landscapes

The American Society of Landscape Architects has a new website that shows 10 examples of what sustainable landscapes look like.  The projects range from large planning efforts to residential projects.  Each project page shows what makes it sustainable and allows one to catch a vision of where sustainability is headed.

So what are Sustainable Landscapes?

“Sustainable landscapes are responsive to the environment, re-generative, and can actively contribute to the development of healthy communities. Sustainable landscapes sequester carbon, clean the air and water, increase energy efficiency, restore habitats, and create value through significant economic, social and, environmental benefits.”

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