SUNY-ESF Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation: Summer 2016

Internship in Cultural Landscape Preservation

National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation: Summer & Fall 2016

Designing the Parks Internship in partnership with the American Conservation Experience

Designing the Parks Internship in partnership with the Hispanic Access Foundation

Designing the Parks Internship in partnership with the Student Conservation Association


Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation: Summer 2016

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LSA 481/681 Introduction to Cultural Landscape Preservation

SUNY ESF Course Offering, 3 credits

Offered in Partnership with the National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation

Historic Preservation is the Cultural Counterpart of the Green Movement

Historic preservation, also known as heritage conservation, is an endeavor that seeks to preserve, conserve and protect places of historical significance. It is part of a holistic approach to environmental stewardship.

Most environmental professionals—from landscape architects and urban planners, to park managers and staff of environmental consulting firms—will encounter historic preservation in their work. Redesigning a streetscape in a historic district, preparing an Environmental Assessment, rehabilitating an old park with use of public funds, or simply a desire to maintain historic character are just some cases where familiarity with historic preservation philosophy, methods, and regulations come into play.  

LSA 481/681 will provide students an introduction to the fundamentals of historic preservation as they are applied to cultural landscapes and programs of the National Park Service. The course will review preservation philosophy, history, and legislation at the federal, state, and local levels, and explore methods of inventory, analysis, and treatment of cultural landscapes.  Coursework will include weekly readings, lectures and in-class discussion, and a semester project.

The course will prepare students for the thematic spring studio in cultural landscape preseration (not offered regularly).

Click here for a syllabus from a prior year (will be revised for spring 2016).

Spring 2016: Tuesday-Thursdays, 12:30-1:50, Marshall 327

Instructor:  John Auwaerter, Co-Director, SUNY ESF Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation
Partner, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation

For more information:, 470-6995, Marshall 405

Enrollment is limited to 18.



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