SUNY ESF Course Offerings
LSA 470 - 670 Spring Semester Thematic Studio in Landscape Conservation
A six-credit studio that address issues of landscape conservation, including preservation of historic cultural resources and restoration of natural systems. Projects vary. Watch for posting of course announcements in the fall semester.
Spring Semester Elective: LSA 481/681 Introduction to Cultural Landscape Preservation (3 credits)
Offered in Partnership with the National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
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 it is necessary to be familiar with historic preservation philosophy, methods, and regulations.
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 spring 2016.
Class is generally scheduled Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-10:50, in Marshall 327
Instructor: John Auwaerter, Co-Director, SUNY ESF Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation
Partner, National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
For more information:
email@example.com, 470-6995, Marshall 405
Enrollment is limited to 18. Permission of instructor is not required (incorrect in catalog)
National Park Service Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation
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