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Landscape Architecture

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Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)

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This paper attempts to find new directions and solutions that for both planners and landscape architecture designers to consider new progress into the future city design. Cities and towns worldwide are facing similar problems of growing automobile use, suburban sprawl, pollution, and proliferating use of natural resources and energy. Our times offer an historic opportunity for society and designers to rethink where and how to make a better living environment. Sustainable lifestyle established on the principles of smart growth, new ecological urbanism, and green design strategies etc. It will not only reduce the harm on the environment, but also can vastly increase the quality of life of people.


First Advisor

Robert Ryan