Sustainable landscape architecture is a category of sustainable design with planning and design of outdoor space. [1]

This can include ecological, politically correct, social and economic aspects of sustainability. For example, the design of a sustainable urban drainage system can: improve habitats for fauna and flora ; improve recreational facilities, because people love to be beside water; save money, because building is expensive and floods cause severe financial harm.

The design of a green roof or a roof garden can also contribute to the sustainability of a landscape architecture project. The roof will help manage surface water, provide for wildlife and provide for recreation .

Sustainability appears to be a new addition to the traditional Vitruvian objectives of the design process: a structure must be solid, useful, and beautiful ( firmitas , utilitas , venustas ). But it can be seen to be an aspect of both solidity and usefulness, it is necessary to have low inputs of energy, water, fertilizer, etc. noise, pollution , surface water runoff etc.

See also

  • Carbon cycle re-balancing
  • Climate-friendly gardening
  • Context theory
  • Energy-efficient landscaping
  • Green roof
  • Green transport
  • Landscape planning
  • List of sustainable agriculture topics
  • Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Public open space (POS)
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable gardening
  • Sustainable landscaping
  • Sustainable planting
  • Urban agriculture
  • Urban forestry
  • Urbanization


  1. Jump up^ Orr, Stephen. „A Sustainability That Aims to Seduce“ . The New York Times . Retrieved 2 May 2014 .