Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

The CELA Announces Landscape Journal’s Ten Most-Cited Articles

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

For Immediate Release

The CELA Announces Landscape Journal’s Ten Most-Cited Articles

Raleigh, N.C. (October 25, 2019) – The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture is pleased to recognize the ten articles most-cited from Landscape Journal since its creation in 1982.

Listed in alphabetical order, the ten most-cited articles are:

  • Prospects and Refuges Re-Visited by J. Appleton
  • Defining the Sustainable Park: A Fifth Model for Urban Parks by G. Cranz and M. Boland
  • A Case Study Method for Landscape Architecture by M. Francis
  • An Ecological Aesthetic for Forest Landscape Management by P.H. Gobster
  • The Racialization of Space and the Spatialization of Race Theorizing the Hidden Architecture of Landscape by G. Lipsitz
  • Messy Ecosystems, Orderly Frames by J.I. Nassauer
  • A Framework for Theory Applicable to the Education of Landscape Architects (and Other Environmental Design Professionals) by C. Steinitz
  • Making the Case for Landscape Ecology an Effective Approach to Sustainability by J.J. Wu
  • Perceptual Landscape Simulations: History and Prospect by E.H. Zube, D.E. Simcox and C.S. Law
  • Themes in Landscape Assessment Theory by E.H. Zube

Landscape Journal is an invaluable resource for Landscape Architecture Educators, with articles cited over 3100 times,” said Ashley Steffens, The CELA President. “We appreciate the quality research submitted by these top-cited authors and are proud to host their work in the Journal.”

The CELA is an organization dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and furthering education in the field of landscape architecture through teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. Landscape Journal is a biannual publication of The CELA offering in-depth exploration of ideas and challenges that are central to contemporary design, planning, and teaching. Besides scholarly features, Landscape Journal includes editorial columns, creative work, reviews of books, conferences, technology, and exhibitions. It is the winner of the 2008 Honor Award in Communications from the American Society of Landscape Architects. The CELA members enjoy free access to this award-winning publication. Landscape Journal is currently accepting articles here:

About the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture can trace its beginnings to 1920. For almost 100 years, it has been concerned with the content and quality of professional education in landscape architecture. The CELA publishes the highest quality research conducted in the profession through its refereed publication, Landscape Journal. CELA’s annual conferences focus on recent research and scholarship in all aspects of landscape architecture. The CELA represents over 800 members from around the world, including virtually all the programs of higher learning in landscape architecture in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Learn more on our website at and follow us on Facebook at

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this press release incorrectly listed Humanscape, a 1978 book by S. Kaplan and R. Kaplan as one of the ten most-cited articles. This book has been removed from the list and the article Themes in Landscape Assessment Theory by E.H. Zube has been added

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