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.
- Landscape Design : Electives (select 2)
- Sustainability Management and Enterprise Process Excellence : Electives (select 2)
- Urban Agriculture : General Elective (select 1)