Is landscape architecture a good job and career?

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Landscape architecture is a very good job and a very satisfying career. The work is creative, exciting and a great way to solve environmental problems and contribute to the mitigation of climate change. See illustrated version of this podcast on YouTube. It was made for people thinking about a career in landscape architecture AND for professionals who would like to expand the scope and work of landscape architects.

As an art, landscape design can be traced back 30,000 years. You work with nature, with local communities and with the other environmental design professions, including architects, engineers, horticulturalists, hydrologists and scientists. The documented history of landscape design theory dates back 2000 years, to Vitruvius. It became an organised profession with the work of Frederick Law Olmsted on Central Park in New York City in the 1860s. As societies become richer the demand for landscape architects goes up. Tom Turner makes these points and sees the design approach known as landscape urbanism as the direction landscape architecture design methods are likely to develop.

More information is available from the Q&A section of the LAA Landscape Architecture website http://www.landscapearchitecture.org.uk/qa-landscape-architecture/ and there is YouTube playlist for the Q&A videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0tjuOrn4n20OnXwUS0r1iKHUJqTf0D-S Websites with information about salaries for landscape architects include:

USA: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/landscape-architects.htm

UK: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/landscape-architect

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