School of Planning

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Sustainable Landscape Design

According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, "Sustainable landscapes are responsive to the environment, re-generative, and can actively contribute to the development of healthy communities. Sustainable landscapes sequester carbon, clean the air and water, increase energy efficiency, restore habitats, and create value through significant economic, social and, environmental benefits."

The metropolitan area of the University of Cincinnati provides a diverse selection of interesting urban issues for study, including the preservation and revitalization of its historic neighborhoods and sustainable development in the suburban areas, the challenges facing one of the oldest park systems in North America, the assets and challenges of a major city in the climate and economy of the Ohio River Valley, and the role of plant life in the ecology, economy, and culture of the city.

Degree: Undergraduate Certificate

Full-time program duration: 2.0 Years

Location: Uptown Campus West

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
DAAP Student Affairs
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
daap-admissions@uc.edu
513-556-1376

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to this certificate must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in previous college work. To apply, students should turn in the application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.

Curriculum

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Sustainable Landscape certificate

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Program Details

Students pursuing a Certificate in Sustainable Landscape Design are eligible to apply for the Elizabeth Moesta White Scholarship which can be found on the School of Planning Scholarships page.