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HISTORY AND THEORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN: PRECINCTS

ENVD 3134 covers the history and theory of "precinct"-level design and planning theories. As such, "precinct" covers the theory and practice of envisioning large swathes of urban, suburban, and rural spaces, covering the fields of landscape architecture, urban design, and small-scale urban planning. The course focuses on designs that connect the built environment to the natural environment. A common theme throughout the course is understanding the possible relationships between the nature and people, and how that connection morphs over time. As Elizabeth Barlow Rogers (2001, p. 24) states: 

"Form follows form, then form follows culture."