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LAR-704 Land Studio IV: Park

5 Credits

The fourth semester core studio refines the issues of environmental justice, health and well-being by enacting design at the scale of the large park. Starting with a series of studies that analyze urban biodiversity and contextual specic practices across a range of precedents, students design the potential of expansion and adaptive management in the large park by using Prospect Park in Brooklyn as a model. Parks are critical landscape infrastructure, and their legacy offers fertile ground for design in a changing climate. This studio speculated on expanding parkland, rather than restoring or renovating existing park space. Land Studio IV engages each student's capacity to work at different scales, from the Region to the Shore, the Borough to the Park, as telescopic thinking is a fundamental landscape methodology. This studio works closely with LAR-752.