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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning

Stephanie Rolley, Head
Jayna Elsasser, Academic Advisor

Professors: Keane, Keller, Page, Rolley, and Winslow; Associate Professors: Clement, Ewanow, Lawhon, Skabelund, and Wigfall; Assistant Professors: Beamish, Belanger, Brody, Canfield, Gibson, Hahn, Hunt, Kim, Kingery-Page, Nawre, and Stith; Instructor: Cheek; Adjunct Professor: Barucchieri; Adjunct Associate Professor: Smith; Emeritus Associate Professor: Chelz; Emeriti Professors: Barnes, Day, Donelin, Foerster, Forsyth, Keithley, Law, and Weisenburger.

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Landscape Architecture

Landscape architects shape the built and natural environment to preserve, create and enhance places, from specific sites to communities and regions. The Master of Landscape Architecture program is composed of a broad range of activities in the studio, classrooms and field study weaving together design, ecology and technology. Our students progress from foundational coursework to a final, independent project or thesis demonstrating their leadership and professional knowledge and skills.

Landscape architecture students are engaged in collaborative projects with students in the other design disciplines as well as faculty and students from engineering, education, art and other disciplines. Located in the same department as regional and community planning, faculty and students from both programs work closely on planning and design problems that cover multiple scales and spectra. Integration of faculty research and creative activities into studios allows students to partner with faculty on projects exploring current topics in landscape architecture and assisting communities and clients.

Graduates of the Master of Landscape Architecture program are prepared to creatively engage in the development and implementation of projects focused on solving dilemmas presented by increasingly limited natural resources and growing populations. Some focus on specific areas of interest such as ecological restorations or urban design. Others enjoy working in offices that address a variety of types and scales of sites, from small parks to new town plans. Our graduates work in offices ranging from small groups with a few employees to large multidisciplinary practices. Alumni are employed across the world in private firms and public agencies.

Regional and Community Planning

The Regional & Community Planning program focuses on the professional education of city and regional planners. Applying an integrated perspective on comprehensive planning, the program considers the influence of social, economic, cultural and political issues on the physical environment and policies of cities and regions. Regional & Community Planning students and faculty work to understand and improve the quality of life for people in neighborhoods, cities and regions across the world.

Regional & Community Planning faculty and students are engaged in community assistance projects that allow students to practice the leadership skills important to their future practice. Planning students and faculty collaborate with those in the landscape architecture program, merging their complementary knowledge and skills to tackle natural and societal dilemmas.

Master of Regional & Community Planning graduates are prepared to lead in a broad range of planning environments: neighborhood, city and regional planning; transportation, health and housing planning; economic development and city management; special population planning; resource planning and preservation of ecosystems; and urban design and historic preservation. Knowledge and skills gained in the program allow graduates to take positions as geographic information system analysts; demographic, research and market analysts. They also can find careers as private consultants, land developers, real estate appraisers, nonprofit developers, and city and regional staff planners and directors.






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