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This course focuses on case studies as mode of learning and a foundation for applying critical thinking to design practice.  The theory of case studies as a research method in landscape architecture serves a starting point for students to prepare individual case studies of key works of landscape architecture. The course situates key precedents of the landscape architectural canon in their social, political, environmental and economic contexts and develops the capacity to identify and apply design and planning principles /strategies to inform design practice. This course takes a particular focus on the social considerations of planning and designing for people in cities.

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Term 1



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