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Urban Landscape Design 2

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The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts the profession of Landscape Architecture to grow at up to 20% over the next five years.  In 2010 US News & World Report named it “a top 50 profession” in terms of job prospects and quality of life. Landscape architects are designers and scientists.  They are active in firms ranging from small, signature practices to global corporations; in public agencies such as urban design departments, state and national parks; in law, policy and environmental management programs as well as many other fields.  Landscape architects, for example, are developing planting and re-grading strategies for industrial sites that can remediate soil and prepare the land for future sustainable development.  Landscape architects are collaborating with urban planners to propose new, productive roles –such as urban agriculture – for vacant lots in response to “shrinking cities” initiatives.  Landscape architects are active in the design of open spaces that incorporate the latest thinking in sustainability for all communities, from nature and wild life systems to human populations. A bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture allows students to pursue any environmental-related field. For information on the profession of landscape architecture, see the American Society of Landscape Architects at www.asla.org.

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