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csdCenter for Sustainable DevelopmentPotentials and Systems in Sustainable Landscape DesignErica KoEditorWerner LangAurora McClain 2II-Strategies Site Figure 1: Five-acre retention pond and native prairie grasses filter and slowly release storm water run-off from adjacent residential development at Mueller Austin, serving an ecological function as well as an aesthetic amenity.2.2 Potentials and Systems in Sustainable Landscape Design3Sustainable Landscape DesignLandscape architecture will play an important role in structuring the cities of tomorrow by allowing landscape strategies to speak more closely to shifting cultural paradigms. A de-signed landscape has the ability to illuminate the interactions between a culture’s view of its societal structure and its natural systems. Landscape architecture employs many of the same design techniques as architecture, but is unique in how it deals with time as a function of design (Figure 2), its materials palette, and how form is made. Today, la...