Nov 24 2014
Announcing a New OSU Online Graduate Course: Green Infrastructure
FES 560 ‐ Winter Quarter 2015 ‐ 4 credits ‐ CRN 40444
Green infrastructure refers to the natural resource base upon which cities have been built, and includes urban tree canopy, natural areas and parks, urban streams and watersheds, and the trees, soil, water, and wildlife resources found in urban ecosystems. Green infrastructure planning is a strategic landscape planning approach that incorporates both the natural environment and engineered systems to manage water, conserve ecosystem values and functions, and provide a wide array of benefits to people and wildlife.
OSU’s new FES 560 online course will explore the relationship between the natural and built environments in cities and examine how planning for and managing green infrastructure assets increases economic health, community livability and ecological resilience in cities. Using a Green Infrastructure approach to planning, we will recognize, quantify, and apply ecosystem services concepts in urban settings and assess how stormwater management, energy conservation, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, aesthetic and cultural values, and improved community health can be attained in balance with development.
For additional details, contact Paul Ries at firstname.lastname@example.org 12