GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008
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Courses taught by Carl Steinitz
02301 [M1]: The Visual Landscape: Analysis and Management (VIS 0230100)
Seminar - 2 credits - Limited enrollment
This course is a module. It lasts the first half of the semester only.
Monday 3:00 - 6:00 Gund 510
The seminar meetings will occur on Monday afternoons in module 1 of the fall semester, with a paper due before Thanksgiving.Seminar reading and discussion, and demonstrations and experiments will include:- The visual landscape: why think about it? Can it be managed? Should it be managed? By whom?- Which "landscape": real, visible, seen, perceived, remembered, or simulated? - Descriptive theories and methods: which aspects of landscapes are important? - Evaluative theories and methods: whose values? "the expert's," "the designer's," the client's? or the public's? - Control theories and methods: design, management, policy, and/or law?I am convinced that these issues are central to design in general. My objective, simply stated, is to expose these issues and the empirical research supporting them. I consider "landscape" to include ALL of the territory in which we live and what we see. I am particularly interested in preparing students to face the major visual quality issues and theoretical constructs within which their activities will be taking place.
03307: Theories and Methods of Landscape Planning (DES 0330700)
Lecture - 4 credits
Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 Gund 517
Monday Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 Gund 518
Wednesday 11:30 - 1:00 Gund 518
Schedule:Module 1: 10 - 11:30 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 11:30-1 on Wednesday. Module 2: 10 - 11:30 on Monday, and 11:30-1 on WednesdayCourse Description:This course has three aspects. The first is a series of lectures in module 1 by Carl Steinitz in which different elements of theories and methods applicable to landscape planning are critically surveyed. Each lecture and its readings include one or more case studies in which that particular aspect of theory or method was central to its success or failure. Second, and seen as a whole, these methods share fundamental operations in the inventory, organization, and analysis of spatial data. These are introduced through lectures and via exercises in a workshop format. Third, and in module 2, each student will replicate and present a landscape analysis from a documented case study using computer-based techniques. A comparison of these case studies provides insights into theories and methods and their shared techniques and also illustrates how they can be adapted to particular landscape planning situations.