LAR 0852_Green vs. Gray_Syllabus_fall 2010

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Landscape Architecture 0852: Green vs. Grey: Improving and Sustaining Urban Ecosystems Fall 2010, 12:30-1:50pm Temple University – Tuttleman 307AB Landscape Architecture 0852: Green vs. Gray: Improving and Sustaining Urban Ecosystems Course Syllabus Semester: Fall 2010 Time: 12:30-1:50pm Location: Temple University – Tuttleman 307AB Instructor: Bess Wellborn Yates, ASLA Peer Teacher: Amy Syverson, Student ASLA Temple University, College of Environmental Design Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Email: bess.wellborn@temple.edu and amy.syverson@temple.edu Course Description: This course examines the relationship between cities and nature. It explores issues around three important questions: How do urban areas operate as ecosystems, what are the causes and consequences of change in an urban environment, and how societies can live more sustainably in urban areas. Increasingly, landscape architects and environmental professionals use technologies to improve urban health. Urban issues will be viewed through several lenses and frameworks, including the ecosystem model, green infrastructure, and “sustainable sites” planning models using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Course Goals and Objectives: Students will be introduced to and gain some practical experience with basic scientific concepts, modes of analysis, and the physical, social, ethical, and economic dimensions of the urban landscape. Students will inventory and measure trees, sample soils, and analyze water quality to help identify ecosystem health issues. They will also propose methods and techniques for restoring urban habitat while also addressing community-based issues surrounding impaired and degraded properties. Assignments and Assessment: Students can expect 4 to 6 hours of preparation (reading, reflecting, reviewing notes, preparing for tests, taking field notes etc.) per week. Please note carefully the dates for tests and essays as listed on this syllabus. It is your responsibility to inform the instructor of your absence BEFORE the scheduled test. Group Literature Review and Presentation You are charged with reading and briefing the class on important urban ecologically-related journal articles. By conducting background research, students will see how their chosen environmental concepts relate to contemporary issues in Philadelphia. 1
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Landscape Architecture 0852: Green vs. Grey: Improving and Sustaining Urban Ecosystems Fall 2010, 12:30-1:50pm Temple University – Tuttleman 307AB Field Visit Notebook, Exercises, and Quizzes The field notebook, exercise and quiz questions are designed to develop your ability to apply concepts
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