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de Wit, S.I. (author), Bobbink, I. (author)
Landscape architectonic compositions that draw on the underlying landscape structure can function as a carrier for changing programmes, cultures, processes, etc. Precisely such an explicitly spatial design is required to foster the inclusive city, one that is not only socially just but also sensitive to the environment while allowing for and...
journal article 2020
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de Wit, S.I. (author), Dekker, Andre (author)
In the contemporary metropolitan landscape of Rotterdam, the open landscape spaces that once surrounded the city have been reduced to components in a hybrid field. When the polders were still expansive, with an omnipresent horizon, and big skies, they were depicted extensively by the Dutch landscape painter Henk Chabot (1894-1949). Chabot is the...
journal article 2020
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de Wit, S.I. (author), Dekker, Andre (author)
contribution to periodical 2020
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Luo, S. (author), de Wit, S.I. (author)
Opening leftover spaces for the participation of local initiatives is prevalent in current urban design practice. While these cases reanimate the vacant land for diverse public appropriation, little attention is paid to the inherent qualities of each site. As terrain vague in the urban territory and as ‘intervals’ of urban transformation,...
conference paper 2018
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de Wit, S.I. (author)
In a globalised world under pressure of climate change, nature remains at the centre of societal concerns and the appreciation of nature by urban communities presents a critical challenge for the landscape architecture agenda. But nature is a dynamic concept, transforming in accordance with societal changes. We now live in what can be called the...
conference paper 2018
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Havik, K.M. (author), Notteboom, Bruno (author), de Wit, S.I. (author)
contribution to periodical 2017
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de Wit, S.I. (author), Havik, K.M. (author)
This article discusses the graduation work of a number of students at Delft University of Technology, who used narrative methods for analysis and design. The students used these methods from different perspectives and with different purposes. Some emphasised the experience of place; others used stories as part of a social strategy and still...
journal article 2017
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de Wit, S.I. (author)
Gardens and motorways represent inherently different ways of perceiving the landscape: while the motorway is a purely visual experience, seen through the windshield, distanced from the perceiver in his climatized cocoon, the small, tactile scale of a garden offers a multisensory experience. With motorways getting more and more separated from...
journal article 2016
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de Wit, S.I. (author), Diedrich, Lisa (author)
Since its first issue, SPOOL has used the term ‘landscape metropolis’ to address urban formations beyond the traditional city that – despite their increasing ubiquity - still lack in-depth attention from the perspective of aesthetic appreciation, designerly concepts of development, guidelines for planning and governance, and design theoretical...
contribution to periodical 2016
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de Wit, S.I. (author)
In the era of globalization, also landscape architects and urban designers have learnt to think big–in large scales and far-reaching visions. Landscape is called upon as the model and the medium of urbanism, feeding into a grand narrative of saving the day when architecture as the ordering principle of the city has become obsolete or inadequate....
conference paper 2016
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de Wit, S.I. (author), Diedrich, Lisa (author)
Since its first issue, SPOOL has used the term ‘landscape metropolis’ to address urban formations beyond the traditional city that – despite their increasing ubiquity - still lack in-depth attention from the perspective of aesthetic appreciation, designerly concepts of development, guidelines for planning and governance, and design theoretical...
contribution to periodical 2016
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de Wit, S.I. (author)
journal article 2016
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De Wit, S.I. (author), Meeus, J. (author)
journal article 2015
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Van der Velde, J.R.T. (author), De Wit, S.I. (author)
The appreciation of green infrastructures as ‘nature’ by urban communities presents a critical challenge for the green infrastructure concept. While many green infrastructures focus on functional considerations, their refinement as places where concepts of nature are represented and where nature can be experienced and understood, has received...
book chapter 2015
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De wit, S.I. (author)
This thesis aims at the landscape architecture of the enclosed garden as an expression of the genius loci: definition, analysis, typology and transformation. The process of metropolisation tends to eliminate, or at least hide, the underlying landscape. The research addresses the question of how the genius loci can be made accessible in the...
doctoral thesis 2014
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De Wit, S.I. (author)
What bearing can the expression of ‘place’ have on the ‘placeless geography’ of the suburban metropolis? Unravelling the design of the Wasserkrater garden, designed by Agence Ter between 1997 and 2000, points towards a possible reconnection between suburban metropolis and genius loci, the essence of the place.
book chapter 2014
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De Wit, S.I. (author)
book chapter 2014
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De Wit, S.I. (author)
While most people prefer visual, physical and conceptual open space where nature can be experienced, relating to the possibilities these spaces offer for psychological restoration. Since access to ‘restorative’ natural spaces decreases with growing urbanization, we need to create urban spaces that provide opportunities for restoration as part of...
book chapter 2014
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De Wit, S.I. (author)
The heterogeneity of the contemporary metropolitan landscape has led to a multiplicity of intermediate spaces, in between and within the different tissues of the metropolitan landscape. These interstices can provide favourable conditions to be transformed into gardens. What design instruments can be discovered for these gardens to address the...
journal article 2013
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De Wit, S.I. (author), Huls, M. (author), Van der Meulen, B. (author)
Bij het werken aan historische tuinen heeft de landschapsarchitect niet alleen te maken met de vele tijdslagen die een ontwerp hebben veranderd in wat het nu is – ook andere disciplines spreken zich uit over de waarde en waardevolle elementen die er in voorkomen. Dat leidt tot soms starre voorschriften die de objecten geen goed doen. Een...
journal article 2011
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