- 12 video lessons (56 Mins)
Browse Course Chapters
2.Interpretive Planning5 mins
3.Why Master Plan?3 mins
5.Audience and Style5 mins
7.Putting Faces to a Name6 mins
8.Checking Connection and Flow4 mins
9.Stakeholders and Experts2 mins
10.Developing Content3 mins
12.Closing Thoughts4 mins
What You Will Learn
- Learn what interpretation means.
- Understand why building an interpretive master plan is a good idea.
- Learn about the levels of research required at different phases.
- Understand how to balance stakeholder and client objectives with audience needs; sympathy with audience realities.
- Learn how project stakeholders and subject matter experts contribute value.
- Learn about the “narrowing focus” of the work: from gathering lots of disparate information to narrowing down a few connected themes.
- Gain some understanding of the considerations of working with designers and interpretive copywriters.
Interpretation is the art of revealing historical, cultural, or natural stories about place. As visitors move through a heritage building, trail, park, forest, or downtown square, they might want to know: why is this place important? What is memorable or interesting about it?
This course is for planners interested in planning and integrating interpretive information into a given site. The most interesting stories and themes might be explained on interpretive panels or integrated into such things as public art, a building façade, or a landscape design.
Learn these skills
- Communications & Media
- Data Visualization
- Historic Preservation
- Parks & Recreation
- Site Planning
This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.