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Why Landscape Designers Will Be Key to the Future of Our Cities

08:30 - 29 July, 2015
Why Landscape Designers Will Be Key to the Future of Our Cities, The High Line's third section in New York. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014
The High Line's third section in New York. Image © Iwan Baan, 2014

For most people, spending time outdoors in well-designed public spaces is one of the highlights to city life. Why, then, do we spend comparatively little time and money on designing them? In this article, originally posted on Metropolis magazine as "Designing Outdoor Public Spaces is Vital to the Future of our Cities" Kirt Martin, the vice-president of design and marketing at outdoor furniture designer Landscape Forms, makes the case that landscape architects and industrial designers working in the public realm are key for our cities' health and happiness.