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6/26/18
Landscapes are sites that people often take for granted; they are frequently understood as spaces in-between other things, or places that somehow exist in suspension: unchanging and untransformed. When we look more closely however, we find that landscapes are neither neutral nor empty. They are, rather, teeming with complexity and life. Indeed, landscapes are sites of intervention and negotiation: among humans, and also between humans and numerous living others.
6/26/18
This course will explore how mass media communicate ideas, attitudes and values about the built environment to the public. Human experience and perceptions are documented and communicated in mass media, particularly those incorporating moving images. 
6/26/18
This course will explore a unique model for community‐engaged architecture education while engaging the confluence of history, preservation, hands‐on skill building, design and construction. 
6/26/18
The semester will be organized to interrogate: Shaping the Healthy and Sustainable Buffalo Niagara for the next 100 years 
6/26/18
The objective of this course is to familiarize undergraduate students with the historic social, cultural, economic and political factors which have shaped the contemporary city in the western (i.e., Euro-American) tradition.
6/26/18
This course applies a critical framework to the examination of housing and community development systems in the US, focusing on historic patterns of discrimination and societal inequality that have been reinforced and perpetuated through urban social institutions. 
6/26/18
In this class we will develop an appreciation for the interdependence of planning, architecture, landscape and design and the roles they play in successful site analysis and subsequent construction. 
6/26/18
This is an urban planning skills building course that can be counted toward the group process professional competency area in the MUP curriculum. It introduces students to literature, case studies, and applied exercises focusing on planning skills relevant to negotiations, public participation, and community organizing.