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In the wake of increasing climate volatility and demands for resilient infrastructure, landscape architects are increasingly working with river, estuary, and coastal systems. To meet this demand, landscape architects need the knowledge and skills to be effective leaders, and team members, in developing sustainable water related design and development strategies in the context of a changing climate.
Simulating Natures

This seminar explores the value and potential of computer-aided analysis, simulation, and design in landscape architecture. Computation has greatly expanded the means by which designers can engage the temporal and relational qualities inherent to the dynamic medium of landscape. Students engage in combining the computational capacities of geospatial analysis (GIS), computational fluid dynamics (Aquaveo SRH-2d, SLOSH, Rhino CFD), and parametric software (Grasshopper) to investigate new modes of defining, articulating, and reorganizing vacant sites along the banks of the Delaware River. Demonstrations of the essential tools and techniques are presented and discussed throughout the semester, along with relevant project examples, readings, and guest lecturers.

Sensing & Sensibilities: Arduinos, Drones, & Satellites

Low cost, simple-to-use surveying and sensing equipment are increasingly available to designers. Imagining technologies form our primary means of translating and expressing our environment. Yet, sensing and syncing data collected across scales, however, remains cumbersome. Through hands-on field collection exercises and in-class demos, students will be introduced to an array of sensing tools that are central to collecting and analyzing environmental changes across scales: Arduino sensors; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka drones); RTK GPS receivers; and image recognition software. This technology and representation seminar is taught collaboratively; the primary instructor will participate in all modules.






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© 2020 University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design


 
© The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology

Office of the Director

102 Meyerson Hall
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104