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Urban Landscapes

The certificate in urban landscapes curriculum expands basic knowledge of building and landscape design to address the role of plant life in the sustainable urban environment. Students who pursue the certificate in urban landscapes are required to submit an application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the urban systems that support life and current issues in their sustainable development.
  • Recognize the favorable conditions for urban landscape restoration and improved quality of life.
  • Describe the role of plant life in the urban landscape’s social, economic, and ecological functions.
  • Apply the basic principles of sustainable landscape design and construction to the development of an urban site.

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: CERT2

Full-time program duration: 2.0 Years

Location: West Campus

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
DAAP Student Affairs
DAAP Admissions
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
(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.


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Urban Landscape Certificate


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

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