Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Environmental Design, Materials Design
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This course will explore current research, technology, best practices and performance goals for the design, construction and maintenance of sustainable sites. Basic concepts of ecology, ecosystem structure and function will be explored; energy flow and material recycling emphasized.
Sustainability in urban ecosystems are a major professional realm of landscape architects. Plants, soils, water, and animals are woven through the built environment of cities and towns providing a functioning natural system that supports health, livable environments for humans. This complex urban ecosystems is influenced by the practice of a wide array of professions as well as by the day-to-day activities of ordinary citizens.
Designing Sustainably course will bring together diverse disciplinary perspectives within the unique cultural and historical context of cities to prepare students to solve current and future environmental challenges.