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Marriage Therapy for Ecologists and Landscape Architects

Marriage Therapy for Ecologists and Landscape Architects EDITORIAL Steven N. Handel Hello. Come in. What's on your mind; why have you come to chat with me? "We have such different backgrounds." Ecologists interest start with an exploration of the natural world, its structure and function. Architects and landscape architects start with human needs and how constructed features can answer those needs. Of course you have these different backgrounds, and your training is so different. At most universities even your training is even in different colleges; so of course there are tensions. But think of what you have in common! You share interests in beauty, quantitative analysis, long-lasting projects, and service to your communities. These are not things to sneeze at, or walk away from. "I hate it when he ignores me." You're both so busy with too much work and not enough help to reach your goals. You're used to the cultures of your own professions and the traditional partners with whom you work. Reaching out to a different specialty and to people who use different idioms and work in different locations and even dress differently, it's no surprise that you feel ignored by each other. All new relationships take time and nurturing to get http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Marriage Therapy for Ecologists and Landscape Architects

Ecological Restoration , Volume 32 (4) – Nov 3, 2014

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EDITORIAL Steven N. Handel Hello. Come in. What's on your mind; why have you come to chat with me? "We have such different backgrounds." Ecologists interest start with an exploration of the natural world, its structure and function. Architects and landscape architects start with human needs and how constructed features can answer those needs. Of course you have these different backgrounds, and your training is so different. At most universities even your training is even in different colleges; so of course there are tensions. But think of what you have in common! You share interests in beauty, quantitative analysis, long-lasting projects, and service to your communities. These are not things to sneeze at, or walk away from. "I hate it when he ignores me." You're both so busy with too much work and not enough help to reach your goals. You're used to the cultures of your own professions and the traditional partners with whom you work. Reaching out to a different specialty and to people who use different idioms and work in different locations and even dress differently, it's no surprise that you feel ignored by each other. All new relationships take time and nurturing to get

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Nov 3, 2014

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