Course DescriptionThis course examines the fundamental concepts and principles of ecology as a basis for sustainable landscapes. Ecosystem structure, processes, dynamics, and resilience are considered as a basis for facilitating the design and management of landscapes in a variety of land-use scenarios, particularly in urban regional environments. Sustainable land-use practices based upon ecological resilience are investigated. Several ecological frameworks for sustainable landscape design and management including Adaptive Management and Collective Action are presented and analyzed.
Sample Course Outline
The on-campus session includes two Saturday or Sunday field sessions of three hours to visit landscape sites. Dates and times to be announced by the instructors.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.
- Landscape Design for Climate Resilience : Electives (select 1)
- Sustainability Management and Enterprise Process Excellence : Electives (select 2)
- Urban Agriculture : General Elective (select 1)