This volume in the series on contemporary landscape architecture is concerned with how life quality can be increased by improving our living environment through planning and raising the quality of public space. With a revised design and reworked structure, the essays and project descriptions in the book reveal the strategies with which the profession is meeting new challenges.
The Bund Deutscher Landschaftsarchitekten (Federation of German Landscape Architects), or bdla, is an organization of landscape gardeners and architects who have come together to represent their professional interests. Its objectives include the socially and ecologically oriented development of residential areas and landscapes as well as open space planning based on solid design and planning expertise. With the Deutscher Landschaftsarchitektur-Preis (German Landscape Architecture Award), conferred since 1993, the bdla recognizes outstanding planning achievements (not restricted to its members) that exhibit aesthetic distinction as well as ecological goals.