From remediation to landscape design: design tactics and landscape typologies derived from post-industrial experiences

Erdem Kaya M.

LANDSCAPE RESEARCH, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01426397.2022.2150754
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, CAB Abstracts, Environment Index, Geobase, Index Islamicus, Veterinary Science Database, DIALNET
  • Keywords: Landscape design, remediation, post-industrial landscape, design tactics, landscape typologies, operations, SUSTAINABILITY
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


For the last few decades there has been a growing interest in transforming post-industrial sites into public spaces with new programmatic contents. However, contamination in such sites poses challenges to the transformation process. In such cases remediation has become not just a technical issue requiring solutions through remedial actions but a design tactic that offers different solutions for the development of ecologically and functionally well-grounded spatial design schemas.The main aim of this research is to investigate the relationship between design and remediation and offer a research matrix and typological classification that show how remediation methods can be interpreted as a landscape design tactic through an examination of ten high profile landscape design cases. As a result of detailed investigation on the cases, eight different landscape typologies were offered, namely: multi-layered landscapes, topo-landscapes, adaptive landscapes, structured landscapes, emergent landscapes, superficies landscapes and traced landscapes.