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Landscape Design Studio

Landscape Design Studio

My teaching, extension, and research programs focus on the science of cities; specifically, on urban ecology and sustainable science-based and art-centered landscape design and planning practices that take into account the social dimension of green urban environments, environmental protection, and the quality of life for urban dwellers.

Areas of Specialization

  • The relationships between people and the environment (socio-environmental) that create the urban ecology of a built community, the social/cultural aspect of ecosystem services and environmental values, beliefs, and norms.
  • Sustainable landscape practices that conserve resources and protect water quality while maintaining preferred visual quality of the landscape. Studies include visual preferences and barriers to adopting sustainable landscape practices.
  • The visual dimension of landscape design, including using beauty and aesthetic quality of a landscape as a strategy to promote conservation areas in urban landscapes.
  • Extension
  • Teaching
  • Research

Program Diagram

Landscape Design Studio Program Diagram