Future Landscape and Public Realm

Key speaker, Future Landscape and Public Realm Conference Abu Dhabi


The creation of new landscapes is exploding in this vibrant part of the Gulf. Showcasing the principles and practice of doxiadis+, the keynote speech addressed how sensitivity to local nature and culture can be combined with contemporary thinking, to make landscapes that are beautiful, meaningful, playful, and respectful.

The key points of the lecture:

Landscape architecture is a healing practice par excellence, striving for a new balance between us and the planet we have inherited

New uses very often destroy existing landscapes, even ones which these new uses hope to enjoy

Understanding the processes – natural and human – which formed these landscapes provides the clues to design

This approach also allows us to deal with very sensitive sites, and easily disturbed natural and cultural artifacts