CENTER 14: On Landscape Urbanism

APRIL 2007

The theme of this volume is Landscape Urbanism with the agenda of linking emergent theories of Landscape Urbanism with its contemporary practice. While a few recent symposiums and articles have addressed components of the subject, the underlying theoretical trajectory of this emergent field has still not been codified in an accessible way. The publication of Volume 14 of CENTER will fill this void with the inclusion of a reprint series of historically significant texts, combined with original articles by noted authors and emerging practitioners.

ISBN:  0-93451-04-7




Notations on an Instrumentalized Landscape, by Dean J. Almy III


Processes as Values (1969), by Ian McHarg
Axioms for Reading the Landscape (1979), by Peirce Lewis
Sculpture in the Expanded Field (1985), by Rosalind Krauss
Urban Nature and Human Design (1985), by Anne Whiston Spirn
The Role of Spatial Configuration in Environmental Sustainability (1990), by Richard T.T. Forman
On Site (1991), by Carol Burns
Landscapes of Change (1992), by Sanford Kwinter
Stim and Dross: Rethinking the Metropolis (1994), by Lars Lerup
Terrain Vague (1995), by Ignasi de Sola Morales
Toward an Urban Landscape (1995), by Kenneth Frampton
Whatever Happened to Urbanism (1995), by Rem Koolhaas
Readings of the Attenuated Landscape (1998), by Sze Tsung Leong
A Discussion of the Individual in the City as Landscape (1997), by Jochem Schneider
The Agency of Mapping (1999), by James Corner
Infrastructural Urbanism (1999), by Stan Allen
Programming the Urban Surface (1999), by Alex Wall


Scenario City, by Eric Kahn, Central Office of Architecture
Machines of Loving Grace, by Chris Macdonald
The Mississippi Basin Infrastructure, by Anuradha Mathur and Dilip Da Cunha
Landscape Urbanism Practices: Precis + Case, by Chris Reed
If, Then: Shaping Change as a Strategic Basis for Design, by Roger Sherman
Living Urban Landscapes, by Frederick Steiner
The New West - Re-engagement with the Land, by Clark Stevens
Paragenesis, by Andrew Thurlow, Maia Small, TSA
Precedents for a North American Landscape Urbanism, by Charles Waldheim
Boomtown vs. Regiocity, by Alex Wall


Introduction, by Dean J Almy III
Team 1: Alex Wall, Jane Wolff, Nichole Wiedemann
Team 2: Anuradha Mathur, Dilip Da Cunha, Dean Almy
Team 3: Chris Reed, Charles Waldheim, Sinclair Black
Team 4: Kristina Hill, Clark Stevens, Steven Moore
Team 5: Chris Macdonald, Laurel McSherry, Lawrence Speck


Dean Almy
Michael Benedikt


Christine Wong