Viewing: LAR 547 : Greenway Planning and Design

Last approved: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 09:00:29 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:34:34 GMT

Changes proposed by: ehbressl
Change Type
Major
LAR (Landscape Architecture)
547
032701
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Greenway Planning and Design
Greenway Planning & Design
College of Design
Landscape Architecture (12LAR)
04.0601
Landscape Architecture.
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
1
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
LAR 582.007Fall 201720
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Charles Flink
Professor of Practice
Graduate Faculty

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture201Nona
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
12LARMaster of Landscape ArchitectureElective
Exposure to complex interrelationships in the planning, design, development and operations of greenway corridors and systems, including natural systems evaluation, community planning, public engagement, preparation of construction documents, construction administration, business practices, regulatory issues, legal framework, programming and funding.

Greenway planning and design is a significant practice in high demand nationally and internationally undertaken by professional landscape architects in collaboration with consultants representing diverse disciplines including engineering, the natural sciences, public policy and government, horticulture, demographics, and other design professions. This class will introduce students to this growing area.   Students will write short papers, participate in debates, complete planning and design work and deliver oral/visual presentations. This course includes lectures, discussions, practicum and student presentations. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Natural ResourcesMyron FloydGene:
Yu-Fai Leung (PRTM DGP) and I reviewed the syllabus. We don't see any substantive overlap with our graduate courses. In fact, this new LAR course complements our PRTM course offering and adds to the list of elective courses that our students could take.

On the last point, would non-LA students need prereqs or any prior background in design to be successful in the course?

Thanks for consulting us.
Myron
No new resources are required as a result of the elimination of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) program.

The goal of this class is to learn how to plan, design, build and operate greenways , including natural systems evaluation, community planning, public engagement, preparation of construction documents, construction administration, business practices, regulatory issues, legal framework, programming and funding.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:



  • Define greenway planning and design concepts based on historic precedence and current state-of-the practices.

  • Use the principles of landscape architecture in the  planning, design, development, and operations of greenway systems and site specific installations.

  • Communicate greenway planning and design issues, tradeoffs, costs, and benefits to diverse public and private constituencies. 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment45Weekly 1-2 page reports summarizing material learned from the week's lecture and discussions.
Attendance15Students will attend all class sessions and required field trips.
Project40Students will complete an intensive term project pertaining to the planning and design of a greenway
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction and overview 1 weekLecture and discussion
Greenway: Theory and History1 weekLecture: History and Evolution of Greenways and discussion
Greenway planning, organizational models, engagement and benefits4 weeksLectures:
Crafting a Greenway Plan
Engaging Citizens in Greenway Planning
Benefits of Greenways

Class discussion

Semester project assigned
Greenway Design, Development, Operations, and Management7 weeksLectures:
ABC's of Greenway Design
Greenway Field trip # 1: Rocky Branch
Greenway Field trip # 2 American Tobacco Trail
Greenway Safety and Security
Greenway Operations and Management

Class discussion
In Class Practicum1 weekGrey Town Needs a Greenway: - Role Play and Student Design Challenge
Student Presentations2 weeksStudents to present final term project assignment to class and external guest reviewers
mlnosbis 10/19/2018:
1) Effective date must be Spring 2019 or later.
2) Needs consultation from CNR. Myron Floyd is listed in the consultation field, but there is no summary.
3) Student learning outcomes in CIM are different from those on the syllabus.
4) Syllabus needs to included breakdown of grades. If using the regular breakdown as in the PRR, that is fine, just clarify. The syllabus says "if applicable."

cohen (10/19/2018): In Section 11 (attendance policy) on the syllabus, there is a requirement that students with a medical condition or extenuating circumstances must contact the instructor prior to the absence. That is not always possible. For example, what happens if the student is taken to the hospital for a medical emergency on the day of the scheduled class? I would suggest saying that in such cases the student should contact the instructor as soon as possible.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 11/14/2018:
-The form lists participation in discussion in the attendance grade (25%), but neither the form or the syllabus explain how participation and/or attendance will be graded. There needs to be an explanation of how students can earn full value.
rieder (Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:51:33 GMT): Approved pending updating policy links in syllabus
arrl (Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:12:53 GMT): Rollback: faculty title not accurate
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