The Pennsylvania State University, Center for Watershed Stewardship, Department of Landscape Architecture, Master’s of Landscape Architecture, (MLA/CWS).
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|Center for Watershed Stewardship||
for Watershed Stewardship is a new initiative at Penn State, funded by a
major grant from the Howard Heinz Endowments and housed jointly in the
Department of Landscape Architecture and School of Forest Resources. The
Center's purpose is to create the next generation of watershed professionals by
combining interdisciplinary capabilities with strong disciplinary bases in a
community-oriented context. The Center's inaugural programs included graduate
studies in watershed stewardship beginning Fall 1998 and a continuing education
program of shortcourses for water resources professionals, with courses
beginning Spring 1999.
Spruce Creek Watershed Assessment and Stewardship Plan
The 2003/04 Spruce Creek Keystone Project is an assessment of the ecological and cultural resources in the Spruce Creek watershed. The assessment was conducted by an inter-disciplinary team of eight graduate students, in partial fulfillment of the Watershed Stewardship Option through the Center for Watershed Stewardship (CWS) at the Pennsylvania State University's University Park campus. The Spruce Creek watershed was selected as a result of an application submitted to the CWS by the Huntingdon and Centre County Conservation Districts.
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Landscape Architecture Independent Study
|Belmont Neighborhood, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The primary goal of this design exercise was to reestablish the natural connection between the residents of the Belmont Neighborhood and the water that sustains them. This goal sought to enhance people’s daily interactions with water and establish experiences that present water not as something for utility and consumption, but rather a precious resource with considerable environmental, historical and cultural value.
Village of New Albany, Ohio • Part One
This study was a result of concerns about The
Market Street Residential plan being proposed by the New Albany Company Inc., to
be located in the village center area of New Albany, Ohio. The plan area was
38.3 acres in total with a proposed residential zoning. Approximately 7.0 acres
adjacent to Rose Run Creek was to be dedicated and deeded to the Village of New
Albany as public parkland. The remaining site area (approximately 18 to 20
acres) was intended to be developed as single family residential.
Village of New Albany, Ohio • Part Two
Two alternative methods of stormwater
regulation and development practice were proposed for the Market Street
Residential project, aspiring to the following goals:
A benefit/cost analysis (BCA) was performed to aid in evaluating the alternative design approaches.
Village of New Albany, Ohio • Part Three
This study reviewed the current state of stormwater management in the Village of New Albany, Ohio (VNA). It addressed issues regarding current management practices, reviewing and commenting on the effectiveness of current VNA stormwater regulations and critiquing portions of the NPDES Phase II stormwater permit application submitted by the Village in 2003. Examples of regulations, methods, practices and technologies that could assist the Village meet its stormwater needs were then presented. One of the above mentioned methods was then applied via sub-watershed case studies, providing recommendations for establishing riparian buffers. Finally, suggestions were made as to goals that could be included as part of adopting a comprehensive stormwater management ordinance.
Environmental Resource Economics
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