By Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen

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So it came as no surprise that, at the end of the 1990s, the “organic turn” of American Landscape Urbanism had a strong response in the field of German landscape architecture. “Designing landscape” emerged as a buzz phrase, and large-scale designs based on the pattern of Landscape became popular again. This “re-import” managed to reinforce an artistic counter position to landscape planning without adding the weight of the terrible ideological heritage of German Landscape Design. 3 GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE VERSUS LANDSCAPE In the past few years, we have witnessed a renaissance of the concept of green infrastructures as a widely used planning instrument.

His book Design with Nature, published in 1969, had a tremendous impact on the profession (Spirn 2000). Influenced by the organic planning ideas of Lewis Mumford and Patrick Geddes, who considered planning a prerequisite for the harmonic and wellordered development of urban and regional areas, McHarg was able to define the task of landscape architects in a more comprehensive way: “There clearly is a desperate need for professionals who are conservationists by instinct, but who care not only to preserve but to create and to manage.

Landespflege, in this context, sees itself as the discipline of reconciliation and compensation between the specific character of cultural landscapes and the industrially shaped appearance of technical artifacts. The objective of Landesplanung and Landespflege was the harmonization of spatial development in Germany using the idea of organic planning, which could be interpreted as the instrumental application of Herder’s idea of cultivation. Technical progress should be integrated and therefore “tamed” as a new component of an organic spatial development with this kind of individualized planning and design.

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