PLACE, COMMUNITY, & TIME: Social and Environmental History for Landscape Practitioners
A new course in the Arnold Arboretum (formerly Radcliffe) Landscape Design Program, Spring 2003, Course L136
Increasingly, both research and professional practice in ecology, history, planning and design focus on understanding and managing change. History can become a practical tool for meeting this challenge, when history is defined not as “what happened,” but as “how things change.” The skills and knowledge gained by analyzing past change can be used to plan and manage future change. These skills are particularly important for practitioners who work in complex, multi-professional teams, or with the public and local communities. Collaborative approaches to historical research and analysis can be used to build active “communities of inquiry” among the funders, regulators, landowners, neighbors, and professionals who care for particular places.
Practitioners who play any or all of these roles are welcome in this course, which will rely heavily on active discussion and student-created case studies, as well as readings and field trips.
SCHEDULE & LOCATION
Wednesdays, 1-3 pm, 5 February – 7 May 2003
Cronkhite Graduate Center, 6 Ash Street (just outside Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA)
A Critical User’s Guide to Change and Stability in Cultures and Ecosystems
Reflective Practice in Planning & Design
Historical Ecology & Adaptive Management
History, Culture, & Community
The Social and Environmental History of:
Gardens & Residential Landscapes
Urban Parks & Neighborhoods
Rural & Working Landscapes
ENROLL online or download an application/registration form for Course L136 from our website.
application deadline: 17 January 2002
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION or a copy of the syllabus, contact the instructor:
Alice E. Ingerson, Ph.D.
Applied History for Land Conservation & Urban Planning
1923 Beacon Street
Waban, MA 02468
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