Roadways and the land: The landscape architect's role

Elizabeth E. Fischer, Heidi Hohmann, P. Daniel Marriott

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This country has a rich history of roadway development. From early overland routes, such as the Boston Post Road in New England and the El Camino Reals in the Southwest, to the first federally funded interstate in 1806 (the National Road) and the innovative parkways of the early 20th century, we have been striving in creative ways to link our people, resources, and communities. Landscape architects have had a critical role in the development of the nation's highways and parkways. Landscape architects were integrally involved with the planning and design of these roadways. Sometimes they were in the forefront of design innovation; other times they were not. However, the influence of the profession on 20th century highways is clearly documented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationPublic Roads
StatePublished - Sep 9 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation


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