This thesis explores ways in which open space can be made memorable through the application of ecological design and landscape narrative principles. The Faerie Glen Nature Reserve is located in the predominantly residential eastern suburbs of Pretoria and has been identified as an important open space due to its unique ecological sensitivity. The hypothesis argues that through an understanding of the landscape narrative, interventions can be made in the reserve that will not negatively affect the ecological importance or the visual aesthetic of the reserve. These interventions will contribute to making a memorable landscape by reinforcing its beauty and genius loci. The interventions in the reserve should increase the daily use of the Faerie Glen Nature Reserve and thus promote the reserve as a sustainable open space while preserving its ecological importance. Copyright
Dissertation (ML(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2010.
Fairbanks, Dean Howard Kenneth(University of Pretoria, 2007-07-13)
The conservation of biotic diversity is a growing challenge within southern Africa at the beginning of the 21st century. Growing populations and trends toward a questionable Western development model place demands on the ...
Goodrich, Andre; Strydom, Richardt; Mare, Estelle Alma(Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2014)
Ingold has used Marx’s distinction between exchange value and use value to distinguish between land
and landscape. Land, Ingold suggests, is abstracted, quantitative and interchangeable. Landscape, by
contrast, is ...