Theory and criticism about theory in landscape architecture critical thinking examples

Creswell’s “ Defining Place” has outlined the importance of human geography in landscape architecture. I appreciate Creswell’s attempt to explain the importance of place and how it is used in our daily conversations as well as speeches. The author of this article has also done well to explain how place can be used to describe a location that has various elements of landscape. However, from a landscape architecture view, the author fails to acknowledge a place as a representation of the whole landscape under a location. In addition to this, his definitions of place do not integrate the cultural characteristics of societies. On a critical point of view, Creswell’s arguments on the activities that take place in a certain location do not outline how they affect the evolution of landscape.
“ Genealogy of Place” by Creswell explains that the emergence of regions has led to the evolution of places. This argument is relevant to geographers since it helps one to know how certain place came into being. In addition to this, it helps one to understand the changes in landscape architecture that had occurred in a certain area. However, the author has failed to analyze how scarcity of space to expand homes has affected the transformation of places. This would help explain why some places are denser and more developed than others. On a landscape architecture point of view, the author did not acknowledge the components of landscape that attract people to a certain location. This would help in explaining why some places have increased in capacity than others.
Decerteau’s “ Walking in the City” outlines the various aspects of the city that affect the people living there. I appreciate the author’s acknowledgement of the various land designs that have made the city to look appealing. On a landscape architecture point of view, this helps to explain how design in landscape architecture has led to the development of credible urban environment. However, the author has failed to outline the changes in artistic design that is present in the cities. The author has also failed to make a distinction between natural landscape and human landscape, which is very important in analyzing the elements of landscape that have undergone changes.
Frank and Steven have done well to explain how people try to use the available space to perform various activities. They have done well to explain that some of these activities are done at the right time but at the wrong locations. In analyzing this article critically, the authors have failed to explain how various architectures have created loose space for other intruders. Although the article has outlined the activities that take place on a certain space, the authors should have explained how these spaces affect the owners of the loose spaces. The authors should also have enriched their arguments by showing whether landscape architects are responsible for creating unused space.
The four articles are related to each other since they all revolve around the elements of the theory in landscape architecture. The first article outlines the definition of places, which is relevant in further explaining the evolution of locations in the second article. Based on the definition of places, one is able to locate the places that have loose spaces as outlined by Frank and Steve. The article “ Walking in the City” is a recap of what the other articles have argued. Firstly, it incorporates the definition of place since a city it is a locale by itself. In addition to this, the city consists of loose spaces as explained by Frank and Steve. Generally, the four articles are of importance to readers since they give adequate information regarding issues in landscape architecture.