I am doing a brownbag lunch within a few months discussing the interdependence of planning and landscape architecture within the built environment. This will be addressed to both students and faculty from both disciplines. I work in a private firm as a planner but I have a much heavier emphasis on landscape review and open space planning. I also work very closely with landscape architects.
I think there is a direct relationship between the two fields. Though this presentation is addressed to an academic crowd, I am using real examples found within the professional world where the role of the planner, specifically the urban designer, and the landscape architect have both worked towards a finished project. I am not highlighting the administrative side of code-enforcement or review process found in planning (it will only be mentioned as a minor point).
For example, I will be talking about the roles of urban designers and landscape designers/landscape architects within the site design process, the skills needed in both areas, the limitations of each field, and how these career paths can be fused into one (dual degree programs, etc.).
Has anyone ever given any thought to this? I have a few samples taken from my firm (these were done before I started) but I am at a loss of how to construct talking points for this presentation. Any resources (i.e. books, people, etc.) would be a big help.