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Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc. Archit. Front.    2018, Vol. 6 Issue (1) : 4-7
On Thinking Glo bally and Acting Locally
Kongjian Yu
Yuanyang County, Yunnan Province
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Local peasants have created unbelievably magnificent terraced landscapes using simple tools through cultivation, self-sufficiency, water conservation, and awe for the God of Earth. Before large machinery became the standard for industrial civilizations, the landscape had been shaped using only simple tools and had lasted for over thousands of years. This was benefited from simple technologies that maintained a harmonious relationship with the land, even if it was forced to. Industrial civilization, however, has created an antagonistic relationship between humans and land, brought about by consumerism. The excessive use of industrial machinery has also caused irreversible harm to the land. If these conditions are not changed, the landscape — an objective presentation of subjective thinking — will surely move beyond redemption.

Issue Date: 28 March 2018
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Kongjian Yu. On Thinking Glo bally and Acting Locally[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(1): 4-7.
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