About this course
How can we create landscapes that help people become more effective, reasonable, and healthy than they might be otherwise? This course presents and explores evidence that well-designed landscapes contribute, in consistent and substantial ways, to the effective functioning and well-being of people. In this course, we will come to see humans as motivated to understand the world around them; to learn, discover, and explore at their own pace; and to participate in solving problems. For those of us committed to design, this framework is both exciting and powerful: it provides insights regarding how we might create places that improve human functioning and well-being. Ultimately, this framework will help us create places that people love and cherish.
3 credit hours