Dept. of Landscape Architecture
The Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the oldest programs of landscape architecture and is a leader in professional development and scholarship. Students in the program benefit from internationally recognized faculty, state of the art research and educational facilities, and a supportive professional community. Our Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees are accredited by the National Landscape Architecture Accrediting organizations and we offer a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture in conjunction with the School of Architecture and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning through the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
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(2015-12-08)Our cities are rich in history and contain both visible and hidden layers of past lives. As designers, we inherit landscapes with complex narratives and existing conditions, all contributing to a palimpsest of urban ...
(2015-07-15)Elevated rapid railroads have special visual qualities. Riders can see how the city is organized, the shape of the city`s skyline, city land use, and most important, how the city relates to itself. This thesis uses a ...
The role of landscape architecture in stimulating creative industry: the Pilsen neighborhood, Chicago (2015-07-15)In the context of urban development, many inner city industrial areas have been rezoned, and fallen into decay. People living in those changing urban neighborhoods seek new strategies for development. This thesis studies ...
More than an eyesore: redefining urban wastelands through an integrated natural systematic design approach (2015-06-23)At its best, landscape architecture serves as the reconciliation between human activity and nature. As global populations rise and cities sprawl, seemingly vacant space within cities has become potentially valuable land. ...
Narrated Landscape as Counterweight to Perception of Placelessness in Contemporary Urban Landscape: Re-Visioning Place in Gwangbok -Dong and Nampo -Dong, Busan, South Korea (2009)Although the contemporary commercial urban landscape is often assessed as placeless, this research proposes that even these seemingly anonymous places are repositories of thriving community values and meanings. Seeking a ...