LA 1001: Sustainability by Design   Learn how cities and places are designed, how places influence sustainable lifestyles, and how to adapt the Twin Cities and other cities to a changing world.    Learn more

LA 1001: Sustainability by Design

Learn how cities and places are designed, how places influence sustainable lifestyles, and how to adapt the Twin Cities and other cities to a changing world. 

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  LA 1201: Learning from the Landscape   This course will explore how design, planning, and natural systems, taken together, shape physical surroundings. Lectures, discussions, and field trips are used for teaching in this course.    Learn More

LA 1201: Learning from the Landscape

This course will explore how design, planning, and natural systems, taken together, shape physical surroundings. Lectures, discussions, and field trips are used for teaching in this course. 

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  LA 1301: Introduction to Landscape Architecture Drawing   Students build freehand drawings skills, learn hand drafting techniques and standards, and explore the types of drawings typically used in the Landscape Architecture profession such as plan, elevation, and 3D perspective views.        Learn more

LA 1301: Introduction to Landscape Architecture Drawing

Students build freehand drawings skills, learn hand drafting techniques and standards, and explore the types of drawings typically used in the Landscape Architecture profession such as plan, elevation, and 3D perspective views.

 

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  LA 1401: The Designed Environment   Explore the built spaces of the Twin Cities-the intentionally designed places we frequent and inhabit. Students will learn to see design in the everyday world in order to understand the ideas and principles on which our homes, neighborhoods, and cities are constructed.       Learn more

LA 1401: The Designed Environment

Explore the built spaces of the Twin Cities-the intentionally designed places we frequent and inhabit. Students will learn to see design in the everyday world in order to understand the ideas and principles on which our homes, neighborhoods, and cities are constructed. 

 

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  LA 1601/3601: Design Equity   Equity is defined as “fair and just access for all,” and is tied to areas of research including health equity, transportation equity, educational equity, etc. This course examines design and planning of the Central Corridor to understand how the processes and products of design contribute to building more equitable cities.   Learn More

LA 1601/3601: Design Equity

Equity is defined as “fair and just access for all,” and is tied to areas of research including health equity, transportation equity, educational equity, etc. This course examines design and planning of the Central Corridor to understand how the processes and products of design contribute to building more equitable cities.

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  LA 2301: Advanced Representation for Environmental Design   Perceiving/representing material environment. Multiple media approaches in environmental design representation. Analytic diagramming as means of developing design ideas. Interface between hand rendered and digital representation.    Learn More     

LA 2301: Advanced Representation for Environmental Design

Perceiving/representing material environment. Multiple media approaches in environmental design representation. Analytic diagramming as means of developing design ideas. Interface between hand rendered and digital representation. 

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  LA 3001: Understanding and Creating Landscape Space   Introduction to spatial design issues at all scales.    Learn more

LA 3001: Understanding and Creating Landscape Space

Introduction to spatial design issues at all scales. 

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  LA 3002/Arch 3250 Informants of Creating Landscape Space   This BDA workshop explores the bases upon which designers make decisions about the nature, location, and experiential qualities of spaces they are creating. The workshop focuses on site and landscape, and is based on the premise that spatial characteristics emerge from an examination of the interation between the body, site and context of place, as well as the behavior characteristics that will, or could, occur in those places.   Learn More

LA 3002/Arch 3250 Informants of Creating Landscape Space

This BDA workshop explores the bases upon which designers make decisions about the nature, location, and experiential qualities of spaces they are creating. The workshop focuses on site and landscape, and is based on the premise that spatial characteristics emerge from an examination of the interation between the body, site and context of place, as well as the behavior characteristics that will, or could, occur in those places.

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  LA 3003: Case Studies in Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning   Sustainable landscape design/planning practices. Integrative potential between practices and changes in global biodiversity, quality of air/water resources, development/consumption of resources, and climate.   Learn More

LA 3003: Case Studies in Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning

Sustainable landscape design/planning practices. Integrative potential between practices and changes in global biodiversity, quality of air/water resources, development/consumption of resources, and climate.

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  LA 3004: Regional Environmental Landscape Planning   An exploration of critical regional landscape parameters affecting the growth and development of metropolitan areas. Students assess these parameters and prepare a multifunctional land use plan for a defined locale.   Learn More

LA 3004: Regional Environmental Landscape Planning

An exploration of critical regional landscape parameters affecting the growth and development of metropolitan areas. Students assess these parameters and prepare a multifunctional land use plan for a defined locale.

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  LA 3204: Holistic Landscape Ecology and Bioregional Practice   Develop insights into bioregional practice and its response to the landscape ecology of great bioregions. Students will learn about the scientific and cultural basis for bioregional design and how translation of theory to practice can be improved.   Learn More

LA 3204: Holistic Landscape Ecology and Bioregional Practice

Develop insights into bioregional practice and its response to the landscape ecology of great bioregions. Students will learn about the scientific and cultural basis for bioregional design and how translation of theory to practice can be improved.

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  LA 3413: Introduction to Landscape Architectural History   Study of landscape architecture’s roots by examining the creation of landscapes over time. Influences of ecological and environmental issues as well as political, economic, and social contexts on the cultural construction of landscape ideas and meaning.    Learn More

LA 3413: Introduction to Landscape Architectural History

Study of landscape architecture’s roots by examining the creation of landscapes over time. Influences of ecological and environmental issues as well as political, economic, and social contexts on the cultural construction of landscape ideas and meaning. 

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  LA 3501: Environmental Design and Its Biological and Physical Context   Examine the biological and physical world, both natural and human, and its effects on place making, and the relationship of biological and physical context to environmental design through lectures and recitation exercises.   Learn More

LA 3501: Environmental Design and Its Biological and Physical Context

Examine the biological and physical world, both natural and human, and its effects on place making, and the relationship of biological and physical context to environmental design through lectures and recitation exercises.

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  LA 3514: Making the Mississippi   Examine, through historical overview and case studies, particular actions that have made the Mississippi River, the communities along its banks and the relations between the river and human settlements.    Learn More

LA 3514: Making the Mississippi

Examine, through historical overview and case studies, particular actions that have made the Mississippi River, the communities along its banks and the relations between the river and human settlements. 

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  LA 3571: Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering   Theory applications of landform systems for design. Landform typology, representation methods, manipulation techniques, use of land survey data, earthwork construction issues. Spatial accommodation of vehicles in landscape architecture, including road design.    Learn more  

LA 3571: Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering

Theory applications of landform systems for design. Landform typology, representation methods, manipulation techniques, use of land survey data, earthwork construction issues. Spatial accommodation of vehicles in landscape architecture, including road design. 

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  LA 4001: Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning Practices   Changes in global biodiversity. Quality of air/water resources. Development/consumption of energy resources. Climate change. Design for sustainable practices to create evocative/meaningful landscapes.   Learn more

LA 4001: Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning Practices

Changes in global biodiversity. Quality of air/water resources. Development/consumption of energy resources. Climate change. Design for sustainable practices to create evocative/meaningful landscapes.

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  LA 4775: Infrastructure, Natural Systems, and Space of Inhabited Landscapes   Seminar, cross-disciplinary. Urban infrastructural solutions to mitigate/reverse anthropogenic impacts on Earth. Design of sustainable urban infrastructure systems. Policy options, technologies. Criteria, design methods.   Learn more

LA 4775: Infrastructure, Natural Systems, and Space of Inhabited Landscapes

Seminar, cross-disciplinary. Urban infrastructural solutions to mitigate/reverse anthropogenic impacts on Earth. Design of sustainable urban infrastructure systems. Policy options, technologies. Criteria, design methods.

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