How can a social designer help to create a green urban landscape adapted to contemporary needs?

This thesis will explore topics regarding the understanding, typology, possibilities and relations to Dutch green. In western culture, there is a unique and sometimes conflicting relation to greenery and the natural landscape. This relationship has gone through several phases or trends during the last centuries as society has developed. Particularly regarding the Dutch landscape, extensive efforts have been made to design and manipulate all aspects of the Dutch countryside. This project is not about the “authenticity” nor the reality of nature but, rather the imagination and drive behind the natural world that westerners have invented.

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Design Academy Eindhoven, Social Design Master