Landscape Architecture 363: Earth Partnership: Connect to Land for Equity & Resilience
INSTRUCTOR: Moreno, Maria
This 3-credit course addresses the essential question of how restoration and restoration education utilizes the power of place to work towards social justice and sustainability. It focuses on helping students strengthen their skills to work with community partners and apply their disciplinary knowledge as it applies to the field of ecological restoration. Students from multiple disciplines will learn Earth Partnership¿s Indigenous Arts and Sciences 10 Steps for Restoration, which include educational, historical, cultural, social justice and ecological components. They will learn an assets-based, culturally-relevant, collaborative approach to community restoration where they can hone their skills playing a facilitative, supporting role in assisting a community group (such as school, community center, neighborhood group or environmental organization) meet their needs. Students will interact with guest speakers to learn first hand about perspectives on environment, cultural priorities, protocols for interaction, opportunities for relationship building. They will be asked to reflect upon and defend their own epistemological relationship to land as a global citizen.
Landscape Architecture 375: Earth Partnership: Mindfulness & Restorative Environments
INSTRUCTOR: Nathan Larson
In this experiential community-based learning course, we will explore the
intersection of mindfulness practices and design of restorative environments that support well-being in public places—including school gardens and parks—with a focus on health equity and social justice. We will co-design restorative environments through a participatory planning process with partners at two school communities in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and with members of the Mindfulness in MMSD team. Key learning activities will include weekly readings and discussions, site visits and assessments, journaling and personal reflection, and a final group project.
Landscape Architecture 610: Landscape Architecture Seminar
INSTRUCTOR: Schuchardt, Eric
SECTION: Lec 001
Capstone project proposal development from a regional to site scale. Students make several site visits with clients to gain a better understanding of local conditions and the client’s expectations. The final proposal document is grounded in research and includes a literature review, precedent studies, programmatic development, and inventory and analysis mappings that address issues from ecology to public/private partnerships.
Landscape Architecture 668: Restoration Ecology
INSTRUCTOR: Howell, Evelyn
SECTION: Lec 001
Restoration is an approach to the conservation of native species, plant communities, and ecosystems. It is an interdisciplinary global enterprise practiced by private and public sector professionals and dedicated volunteers of all ages. Covers both the theory and practice of restoration ecology and examine the current opportunities, challenges, and controversies that underlie the field. The goal may be to preserve nature, but restoration is a fundamentally human enterprise-it is accomplished for and by people. Therefore we cover information from ecology, sociology, and the humanities.