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Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is an academic discipline and a profession whose aim is the analysis, planning, design, and management of built or nonbuilt environments in order to conserve, restore, change, or create sites according to specific human or ecological needs. Its main task is to relate the multiple elements comprising a landscape, such as topography, fauna, flora, buildings, and inhabitants with all the aesthetic and social values and uses associated with it in order to undertake specific action on sites. Landscape architecture is not a branch of architecture since it focuses not only on the design of single elements but also on the integration of diverse elements in a landscape.

Traditional landscape architecture projects include the design of gardens, parks, and grounds. During the 20th century ...

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