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HORT 434 OLP - Designing Urban Agriculture

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Emphasizes the design process and principles related to food production in urban environments. Lecture topics will include assessing, planning, and transforming the landscape at multiple scales from regional to neighborhood to specific site. In group discussions students will critically review readings from peer-reviewed and popular literature. Students will engage in analysis and design of an existing site to integrate multiple functions, emphasizing the permanent infrastructure and perennial vegetation. Access to a computer that can be loaded with appropriate software (Sketchup) is necessary for mapping and design projects. Online lecture/discussion course. Course Information: 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. HORT 100 or CPSC 112 or equivalent introductory course in plant science, one course in Humanities & the Arts, and one course in Social & Behavioral Sciences. Prerequisite: Junior standing required.

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NDEG:Grad Nondegree-CE-UIUC

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Spring


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