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LET'S GET MESSY!

| DOUGLAS CARLYLE

MESSINESS BY
INTENTION

"...THE KEY TO BUILDING
BETTER PLACES AT ALL
SCALES IS TO BEGIN BY
OBSERVING THE INTRICATE
RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN
OUR LIVED EXPERIENCES
AND THE PLACES THAT
CONTAIN THEM."
...Colin Ellard, Places of the Heart:
The Psychogeography of Everyday Life

FR_ RESUMÉ UN DÉSORDRE VOULU
De plus en plus de voix s'élèvent pour réclamer une action
de la part des urbanistes et architectes de paysage afin de
briser les habitudes d'isolement qui se sont établies dans nos
villes - habitudes résultant au moins en partie des priorités
persistantes (et mal avisées) en matière d'urbanisme. Doug
Carlyle soutient qu'il y a un antidote à ce malaise insidieux.
Pour notre bien-être et celui de nos communautés, nous
devons inviter le « désordre » dans nos rues.

1 SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SQUARE, EDMONTON: A "SHIFT-ABLE" PEOPLE-WATCHING
SPACE, INVITING PEOPLE TO ARRANGE THE CHAIRS FOR RELAXING ALONE, IN
GROUPS, IN THE SHADE, IN THE SUN. CHAIRS AND GAMES INVITE MESSINESS
TO A ONCE STARK PLAZA. 2 MELBOURNE: A BUSY, PEOPLED STREET SPACE
WHERE UTILITARIAN FUNCTIONS OVERLAP, ADDING LAYERS OF PERSONALITY
IN A CONFINED PLACE. 3 SOUTH FALSE CREEK, VANCOUVER: A COMPELLING
JUXTAPOSITION OF THE WILD WITH THE CIVILITY OF THE PROMENADE
1 SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL SQUARE, EDMONTON: AN ESPACE À « GÉOMÉTRIE
VARIABLE » : LES GENS PEUVENT DISPOSER LES CHAISES À L'OMBRE OU AU SOLEIL.
LES CHAISES ET LES JEUX INVITENT AU DÉSORDRE DANS UN SQUARE AUTREFOIS
MORNE. 2 MELBOURNE : UN ESPACE DE RUE ACHALANDÉ : LES FONCTIONS
UTILITAIRES SE RECOUVRENT, AJOUTANT DES STRATES DE PERSONALITÉ DANS
UN ESPACE CONFINÉ. 3 SOUTH FALSE CREEK, VANCOUVER : UNE JUXTAPOSITION
CAPTIVANTE ENTRE LA NATURE SAUVAGE ET LA CIVILITÉ DE LA PROMENADE.
PHOTOS 1 + 3 DOUG CARLYLE 2 JANE FERRABEE

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EN_
FOR MANY OF US, big city life is engaging and fulfilling. Regrettably,
that is not true for all of us. A series of complex interwoven societal
trends are leading to increasing boredom and loneliness in our
communities. Our social order has been disrupted, and our patterns
of involvement with the people and places of our everyday lives is
undergoing major change.
The forces of change are many and ubiquitous, and include such
disparate elements as greater automation and online retailing to
virtual friendships. Small wonder that according to the Congress for
New Urbanism, social deprivation is on the rise. Researchers in fields
of medicine, neuroscience and sociology are joining philosophers in
warning of a host of health risks to come. Fully two years ago, Time
magazine flagged the scope of the problem in an article titled, "Why
Loneliness May Be the Next Big Public-Health Issue."(Justin Worland,
March 18, 2015.)
THE HOSTILE STREET
Increasingly, voices are calling for action from urban designers,
planners and landscape architects. These patterns of isolation arise
at least in part from persistent (and wrong-headed) city design
and planning priorities, among them a segregation of land uses
and vehicle-oriented community design with its proliferation of
car-dominated streets. In many city neighbourhoods, pedestrians
endure a near absence of pleasant walkways and boulevards,
which renders walking inconvenient at best. These hostile walking
environments promise long trudges along high-volume, high-speed
roadways, through seas of parking lots, to crosswalks where we wait
"forever" for the traffic signal to change before it is possible to cross
major arterial roadways.
As professional designers we must ask ourselves what strategic
advice we should offer. What knowledge and expertise must we bring
to bear in planning and design?



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2017

TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
PROLOGUE
ESSAY | ESSAI
Après le désordre vient le beau temps
A Fine Mess
Biophilic City
“I Am the Space Where I Am”
OPINION
Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
Messiness by Intention
CRITIQUE
@landtecanada Taking It With You
THE LAST WORD | LE MOT DE LA FIN
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - cover1
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - PROLOGUE
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - ESSAY | ESSAI
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Après le désordre vient le beau temps
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - A Fine Mess
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Biophilic City
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - “I Am the Space Where I Am”
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - OPINION
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Messiness by Intention
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - CRITIQUE
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - @landtecanada Taking It With You
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