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Theory: Site planning overview, definitions, professional roles, resources, process, techniques and technology. Site Analysis. Physical, environmental, social, and external influences. Regional setting, context, character. Site search vs. site given. Review observations from the site visits. Zoning regulations & performance standards. Development program elements: User/client input. Functions, uses, clients, visitors, access, circulation, scale, context, grading, drainage, views, orientation, sequence of arrival, hierarchy and definition of spaces, parking, landscaping, lighting, safety, defensible space/deliveries, utilities, storm water and drainage, snow storage, architecture, building orientation, trash, budget, sustainability, politics and neighbors. Synthesis & Concept Planning. Relationship diagrams, overlay techniques, design process. Public input. Redevelopment vs. greenfield sites. Trends and influences. Review & Techniques. Zoning, subdivision, and development review process, site plan review process and redlining, stakeholder roles, public input. Site plan examples, use of technology. Style & character, themes, integration with architecture and civil engineering. Concept Plan Selection, Site Plan. Town park; design elements for landscape planning of open spaces and parks. Practical: Site Analysis (research, diagram and report). Site plan review checklist, Concept Plan Alternatives and their presentations, review and selection of a site for a new town and is civic components.

Course Learning Outcomes

To impart knowledge and skills for site analysis and designing of landscape

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