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History of U.S. Landscape Architecture, Part 2

Picking up in 1970, this course explores how the role and uses of public parks changed and how the role of the landscape architect expanded to that of advocate, facilitator, and teacher in the late 20th century and the era of climate change.

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  • Duration 7 video lessons (61 Mins)
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    2.
    The Enduring Influence of Modernism
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    Impactful Books
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    New Directions
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Brownfield Reclamation and Celebrating Industrial Beauty
    Chapter Duration 18 mins
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    Participation and DIY Urbanism
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Conclusion: The Way Forward
    Chapter Duration 9 mins

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the evolution of landscape architecture as a profession from the 1970s to the present.
  • Know some of the key figures of this period and their ideas, philosophies, and most significant works. Identify some of the key impacts landscape architects had on the continued development of U.S. cities and communities.
  • Understand the training and education of landscape architects and how has evolved in the late 20th and early 21st century.
  • Outline and explain trends and changes in the use and design of parks and open spaces during this time and emerging new forms of public space.
  • Understand the increasing importance of participation and public engagement in the field, the growing influence of DIY urbanism/tactical urbanism/guerrilla gardening, the emergence of community design centers, and the shift on the part of some landscape architects from the role of designer to that of facilitator/educator.
  • Examine the critical role landscape architects can play in the climate crisis.

Course Description

Picking up in 1970, this course explores how the role and uses of public parks changed and how the role of the landscape architect expanded to that of advocate, facilitator, and teacher as the concept of public participation in the planning process began to take hold in the late 20th century and the era of climate change. Join Kristin Faurest in this captivating continuation of the History of Landscape Architecture. In this second part, we delve into the remarkable projects that have shaped the modern and contemporary landscape architecture scene from 1970 to the present day. We then navigate the dynamic evolution of the field, shedding light on its shifting priorities. Discover how landscape architecture has the power to propel our world forward, forging a path towards a brighter and more positive future.

Learn these skills

  • Environmental Planning
  • Land Use
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pedestrian Planning
  • Site Planning
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Design

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

AIA CES

This course is for 1 LU.

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Kristin Faurest

Kristin Faurest

Kristin Faurest is a public garden education and outreach professional, author, and landscape architecture educator, committed to a world where everyone has equal access to nature and healthy food.

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