- PLA is home to undergraduate and graduate academic programs.
- Introducing students to the field of landscape studies and provides specialties in restoration ecology, environmental planning, or cultural and historic landscapes.
- Training students to become licensed landscape architects. This is a professional degree program accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
- This Master of Science degree emphasizes conducting original research in the form of a thesis or creating evidence-based design solutions to complex landscape problems.
- This Master of Science degree prepares students for professional positions in government, non-profit and community organizations, and the private sector, to be leaders in shaping communities.
- This Doctor of Philosophy degree is a research degree and is intended to appeal to individuals from diverse planning backgrounds.
The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture is committed to establishing and maintaining a supportive climate of inclusion, diversity, and collegiality among our interactions and through our actions and policies. We envision a department in which all individuals are engaged in a vibrant learning community, where ideas, experiences, and perspectives are supported, nurtured, and developed to their highest levels.
The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture is co-sponsoring a Jordahl Public Lands Lecture featuring Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces and Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky.
The lecture, Ten Thousand…READ MORE
The department is pleased to announce that Sam Dennis Jr. will kick off the lecture series by presenting "Community Design as if Young People's Health Mattered".
The lecture will occur on Friday, October 27, in Old Music Hall at noon in Room 208.
Justice Castañeda, a PhD student in the Urban and Regional Planning Program, was recently featured in the article Justice Castañeda Leads CommonWealth into a Citywide Era on the website Capital City Hues. Castañeda recently moved back to Madison after being gone…READ MORE
Submissions of applications for the 2017-2018 Capstone Project has ended. The Landscape Architecture Program received a lot of great submissions and this year we were able to accommodate 13 projects. If anyone would like to be considered for the 2018-2019 Capstone…READ MORE
Prof. Harvey M. Jacobs is co-editor of the newly published volume Land Policies in India: Promises, Practices and Challenges(Springer: India Studies in Business and Economics, 2017). The book originated from the First South Asian Regional Conference of…READ MORE
Master's student Ken Smith has had a commentary published on the website Urban Milwaukee titled "Why Amazon Should Pick Milwaukee". His commentary is response to a recent announcement made by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos that the company was looking…READ MORE