LANDSCAPE FOUNDATION, INDIA
Landscape Foundation, India’s mission is to disseminate knowledge regarding landscape architecture. The core objective of the Foundation is to augment systems to mitigate climate change, conserve natural resources, and educate the society about historical practices of sustainable living in the Indian subcontinent.
The Foundation’s overarching vision is to deepen awareness of nature–its symbiotic relationship with culture, its conservation and restoration, its aesthetic and philosophical dimensions for a better and more imaginative future for all species and their habitats.
ECOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE PLANS: RESEARCH BASED FLYERS
Under its research series, MY CITY, Landscape Foundation intends to create a knowledge base about the ecological frameworks of Indian cities, studying the components and their role in the development of the cities. Landscape Foundation India intends to create Ecological Maps for various Indian cities, listing and documenting ecologically significant features including lakes, public parks, urban forests (both protected and otherwise) and other natural elements. Ecological Maps will also delve on the comprehensive history of the city and its evolution in terms of natural features. A multidisciplinary exercise, it will have contributions of historians, naturalists, social scientists and spatial design professionals dealing in nature, environment and culture. The research is conceptualized as a set of bilingual flyers (in English and Regional language).
The Maps intend to create awareness amongst the citizens, students, professionals and the authorities about the natural wealth of the cities and their value.
• A comprehensive article on the history of the city, its growth and evolution and its relationship with natural features (Historian/ Writer)
• Coloured Map of the City with listing of ecologically significant features, both natural and manmade (lakes, public parks, tanks, urban forest and others), brief description of each with photographs and illustrations.
• Notes by an eminent historian, ecologist, social scientist and citizen of the city about the city and the significance of the work
• Design of the final flyer (28”x19”)
• Translation of the text in local language
• Production of the flyer, 200 copies in each language, to be distributed in local schools, institutions and Development Agencies.
School Children, Citizens, Professionals and Development Agencies in the cities of New Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune.
They are two pairs of Coloured Maps, one for Delhi and one for Bengaluru.