This course is the second of a four-semester core sequence of landscape design and planning studios. In this semester, students will expand their previous investigations into a more complex site and set of design problems. The studio is arranged into a series of independent but related exercises of increasing scale and varying relationships within the urban context. In this design process, natural, temporal, and cultural phenomena will inflect program, spatial configuration, and materials. Particular emphasis will be placed on topographic manipulations and the use of vegetation as a tool of design. The studio will seek to relate subject matter and technique with courses in technology, planting design, drawing, and history.