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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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Wohl, Sharon (author)
This article examines the history, use, and significance of the Turkish Tea Garden or Cay Bahcesi, positing that these gardens offer unique democratic spaces for public discourse set within the polis. The article unpacks the historical, cultural, and symbolic features of these gardens, and the role these shared spaces play in Turkey’s...
journal article 2017
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Davis, Michael (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Ramirez, Francisco (author), Perez, Maria Elena (author)
Up to 44% of EU residents are exposed to noise levels that are detrimental to health. In this context, vertical gardens could play an important role in architectural acoustics, where the main absorber material is the substrate soil. Plants have a beneficial effect for higher frequencies when planted in a large density. In this paper a vertical...
journal article 2017
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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)
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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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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Bobbink, I. (author), Piccinini, D. (author), Van Rijswijk, M. (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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Vercauteren, C. (author), Quist, J.N. (author), Van Bueren, E.M. (author), Veen, E. (author)
Urban agriculture is an emerging topic and it is widely argued that it has considerable potential for sustainable consumption and production. Community gardening is a promising type of urban agriculture and questions have been raised like whether it has additional benefits for sustainable lifestyles and behavior, and we can understand community...
conference paper 2013
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Livesey, G.D. (author)
This study examines ideas that were drawn together by Ebenezer Howard (1850-1928) in his formulation of the Garden City concept originally published in 1898 in his influential book Tomorrow; A Peaceful Path to Real Reform, and subsequently developed at the first Garden City at Letchworth in 1903. Howard readily acknowledged his influences, which...
doctoral thesis 2013
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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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Cooray, J.N. (author)
Besides the efforts that are of a descriptive and celebrative nature, studies related to Sri Lanka’s historical built heritage largely view material remains in historical, sociological, socio-historical and semiological perspectives. There is hardly any serious attempt to view such material remains from a technical-analytical approach to...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Kingma, J. (author)
The central question of this study is to determine the spatial characteristics that govern the lasting appeal of private garden-city neighbourhoods of the interwar period. What are the social characteristics and circumstances of the period, the urban development and architectonic conditions, the principles of composition and the development...
doctoral thesis 2012
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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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De Wit, S.I. (author)
The term genius loci—“the prevailing character or atmosphere of a place,” as the Oxford English Dictionary defines it—has long been used to interpret landscape characteristics. Lately, however, it is being used, and abused, as a justification in just about any discourse. For spatial, aesthetic, and ecological discussions and social, cultural,...
journal article 2011
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Van den Wollenberg, L.J.W. (author)
For many botanic gardens worldwide, seed lists have provided a cost-effective means to replace plant losses in their collections for many decades, if not centuries. In seed lists, seeds are offered on the basis of what each garden can manage to collect and considers ‘of interest’ to other botanic gardens, some offering relatively few, while...
journal article 2011
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De Reuver, M. (author)
Mobile service innovation requires a broad set of resources and capabilities that are not controlled by one single actor. Equipment manufacturers, operators, content providers and application developers have to work together in so-called value networks in order to develop and offer services to end-users. There is serious debate as to how the...
doctoral thesis 2009
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