Landscape architects analyse land conditions and plan the locations of buildings, roads, walkways, flowers, shrubs and trees within environments.
They also collaborate with environmental scientists, foresters and other professionals to find the best way to conserve or restore natural resources. These professionals create detailed plans indicating new topography, vegetation, walkways and other landscaping details, such as fountains and other decorative features.
Urban-design architects work with a number of other professionals, such as engineers, other architects and developers, to create spaces that benefit everyone. They also work with local communities in doing so.
Their scope of work includes designing towns and cities; villages; parks and open landscapes. They survey land and buildings, analyse their current use and make recommendations for their future development. These professionals shape the physical setting for life in these spaces.