Designing Nature's Half: The Landscape Conservation Podcast

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Rob Campellone and Tom Miewald

30 April 2024

47m 14s

Including Diverse Voices in Sustainable Landscape Design



Key Discussion Points:

  • Sustainability encompasses more than just conservation; it involves meeting all societal needs without favoring one value over another.
  • Landscape design is a proactive rather than reactive approach to work towards sustainability.  
  • Engaging diverse stakeholders around common values rather than perceived threats on the landscape.
  • Identifying compatible objectives between diverse stakeholders is key to designing sustainable landscapes. When aligned properly, different reasons driving actions can still lead to mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Inclusivity is crucial – ensuring that underrepresented groups have a voice at the table helps avoid repeating historical patterns of inequity and environmental injustice.
  • Tackling historical patterns of inequity through inclusive decision-making processes involving underrepresented communities.
  • The importance of sustainability in designing landscapes that meet societal needs without compromising ecological values.

For more information about collaborative efforts in conserving our natural world while respecting social dynamics, visit


·         Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy Partnership

·         Southeast Conservation Blueprint

·         Global Biodiversity Framework

·         Landscape Sustainability Science (paper)