Where do we go from here?

where do we go from here?

The economy has come to a screeching halt.  Landscape architects are losing their jobs across the country. Fear of an unknown future has put a freeze on spending and investments.  Gone are the land development projects which call for endless simulacrums of an American dream. Gone are the neighborhood challenges for the greenest, lushest lawns on the block. Where do landscape architects go from here?

Do we carelessly pursue every conceivable ounce of work, large and small? Do we continue down paths of consistent mediocrity? Or do we deliberately position ourselves to fulfill a future with the transcending power this profession is known for?

With the world damaged by war and financial disarray, now is the time to clearly define the role of the landscape architect. The people are demanding more. They are calling for sustainable, regenerative designs and more importantly, environments with lasting importance. Now is the time for landscape architects to meet that challenge.

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