The African continent is facing unprecedented biodiversity and climate change issues along with economic and social upheaval resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, changing the relationship of people to their environment, particularly public spaces.
There needs to be a focus on healing the landscape to improve biodiversity, air, water and soil quality. Through the restoration of degraded urban, agricultural, and rural land, healthy environments can be provided in which people can feel comfortable and enjoy social interaction.
For healthy landscapes to be restorative and resilient they must be understood, planned, designed, and managed by bringing together landscape architecture, urban planning, architecture, engineering, and public health. AJLA invites submissions related to the health of landscapes.