Document Type Master's Dissertation Author French, James Aubrey email@example.com URN etd-11302009-172621 Document Title A memorable landscape : creating a landscape using ecological design and landscape narrative principles in the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve Degree ML(Prof) Department Architecture Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Mr G Young Committee Chair Keywords
- memorable landscape
- Faerie Glen Nature Reserve
- landscape narrative
- ecological design
Date 2009-11-30 Availability unrestricted Abstract
This thesis explores ways in which open space can be made memorable through the application of ecological design and landscape narrative principles.
The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve is located in the predominantly residential eastern suburbs of Pretoria and has been identified as an important open space due to its unique ecological sensitivity.
The hypothesis argues that through an understanding of the landscape narrative, interventions can be made in the reserve that will not negatively affect the ecological importance or the visual aesthetic of the reserve. These interventions will contribute to making a memorable landscape by reinforcing its beauty and genius loci.
The interventions in the reserve should increase the daily use of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve and thus promote the reserve as a sustainable open space while preserving its ecological importance.
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French, JA 2009, A memorable landscape : creating a landscape using ecological design and landscape narrative principles in the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve, ML(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-11302009-172621/ >C10/44/gm
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