Landslide 2017

The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Open Season on Open Space focuses on nationally significant cultural landscapes, large and small, throughout the United States. The sites, some of which are protected under the Antiquities Act, are threatened by confiscation, development, energy and resource extraction, and other incompatible uses.

The Themes

Open Season on Open Space

Monetization of Open Space

Parks that were originally designed primarily for respite and passive enjoyment are coming under pressure to generate revenue, whether through private commercial development in urban settings or resource extraction, such as mining, in national monuments and wilderness areas.

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Resource Extraction

Federally designated national monuments and wilderness areas are losing their protection and will be subject to resource extraction.

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Detrimental Effects of Shadow

The loosening of building-height restrictions is literally casting shadows over parks and open spaces, diminishing available light for both plants and human enjoyment.

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Park Equity

Freedom of movement and equal public access to parkland are being threatened by the sale and/or privatization of parkland held in public trust.

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Devaluation of Cultural Lifeways

Landscapes are often palimpsests that contain the remnants of many different cultures, often spanning multiple generations. The legacy of these cultural lifeways is being lost through the incompatible development of open space.

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Landslide Program

The goal of Landslide® is to draw immediate and lasting attention to threatened landscapes and unique features.

Landslide sparks debate—revealing the value of everyday places—encouraging informed community-based stewardship decisions. Landslide both highlights and monitors at-risk landscapes and annual thematic listings to save this heritage for future generations. Through web-based news stories, travelling exhibitions, and print publications, Landslide reveals the value of these often forgotten landscapes.

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Thank You

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Landscape Architecture Magazine


About Landslide

TCLF’s Landslide® program, established in 2003, raises awareness about threatened and at-risk landscapes and works of landscape architecture. This annual thematic compendium is part of the broader Landslide program and aims to encourage informed stewardship decisions.
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About TCLF

The Cultural Landscape Foundation® (TCLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1998 to connect people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. Through its website, publishing, lectures and other events, TCLF broadens support and understanding for cultural landscapes. learn more

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