What is the actual purpose of landscape architecture? The unanimous answer within the sector is: it is for people, but who does this refer to? Society, the inhabitants of a town or city, of a district, of a house? Does it mean an ideal, or an individual person, when outdoor spaces such as squares, parks, gardens, or promenades are designed, realized, presented, and criticized? What role do landscape architects themselves play as people?
We affect landscape architecture and are at the same time affected by it. The nature and intensity of this encounter is interpreted and evaluated variously. What are these interpretations and evaluations? The contributions to this publication address these and other questions as regards the relationship between people and landscape architecture—descriptively, theoretically, and experimentally.