Aesthetics and Sustainability

COURSE NUMBER

LARC 542

CREDITS

3

Description

Aesthetics and Sustainability uses analysis, design, planning, and representation of landscapes to raise public awareness, build community capacity, improve decision-making, change policy, and influence behaviour. In the context of landscapes ranging from urban spaces to forests at scales from neighbourhoods to watersheds, you will learn to observe and document landscape through the lens of climate change and human perception.

Exploring issues such as carbon consciousness, public acceptance of change, aesthetic barriers to sustainable solutions, and community resilience, you will develop a deeper awareness of the state, urgency, and implications of climate change. Projecting future sustainability problems and solutions, you will consider ways to engage communities on these issues, including social marketing, landscape design and management interventions, visualization, and participatory visioning of future scenarios.

Open to the following student groups: All graduate students in SALA