Landscape Planning and Design
About the course
Throughout our combined 23 years of teaching introductory landscape planning and design, we have developed and refined curriculum to meet student needs and course objectives and to fit within the constraints of a college semester.
This course is focused on a select group of topics that provide the foundation for good landscape planning and design. We realize that for some students this maybe your only exposure to landscape planning and design, while for others it may provide foundation for additional coursework. Regardless, our aim in developing this curriculum was to provide a sound framework for all LA foreign and native students.
The syllabus are organized to provide sequential coverage of the topic of landscape planning and design. Chapter 1 describes what Is landscape design, and Chapter 2 introduces the elements and principles of Landscape design. Chapter 3 discusses how to design a garden. Chapter 4 describes planting design and Chapter 5 discusses road greening design. In Chapter 6, urban square design is discussed, including the classification of square and the pavement design of square. With the foundation for design process in place, Chapter7 and Chapter 8 provide detailed descriptions of park design and Waterfront Landscape design. Chapter 9 describes ecological design, and finally, Chapter 10 discusses child's space and activities.
In addition to the ten chapters in the curriculum, we have also included several case studies attached to each chapter. Each case study will provide the opportunity to apply knowledge learned and skill gained to actual landscape planning and design dilemmas, putting into practice what you have learned.
About the teacher
Huarong Sun is an associate professor of Landscape Studio member of the Jiangsu Vocational College of Agriculture and Forestry. She has taught urban green space planning and design, including native plant identification, landscape design, landscape construction, and landscape contracting and estimating, for 11 years. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is an extension specialist for landscape industry, and she previously served as an planner in company of the same industry. Her research interests include post-secondary pedagogy and using new theory and technology to enhance the learning experiences of students and landscape professionals.
All materials are contributed by Jiangsu Vocational College of Agriculture and Forestry.