The Humanitarian Landscape Collective, a network of landscape architects, built environment professionals, academics, and NGOs from around the world, are sharing knowledge and raising awareness through a new website – including toolkits, publications, case studies, thought pieces, and more.

    An IDP (internally displaced persons) camp in the Sinjar Mountains, Iraq. Photo by Levi Meir Clancy on Unsplash

    The world is facing the growing pressures of climate change, unsustainable urbanisation, and mass displacement, often pushing the most vulnerable people into dangerous and unhealthy living situations. These are the people living in slums, finding shelter in refugee camps, and facing displacement from climate change and disasters.

    How can landscape professionals help them build resilience and better lives? We combine the natural and human worlds to create healthy, sustainable places for people to live. But how can we do so best for those who need it most?

    This is the question that the Humanitarian Landscape Collective seeks to answer. We are a network of landscape architects, built environment professionals, academics, and NGOs from around the world with a common interest in ‘humanitarian landscape architecture’. We’re starting by sharing knowledge and raising awareness of role landscape can play in humanitarian work, and have recently launched a website – www.humanitarianlc.org – to do so!

    Our website explains our cause and features a Resource Library: a compilation of case studies, research, and ideas from our network, all related to humanitarian landscape architecture in action. Whether you consider yourself a humanitarian landscape architect or haven’t yet thought about it before, check out the website and get in touch!


    Rhys Jones
    Humanitarian Landscape Collective Co-founder

    Read more about the work of the Humanitarian Landscape Collective in the Autumn 2019 Landscape Journal: The Climate Emergency Edition.

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