- 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.
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
The City of Verona passed a $150 million referendum to rebuild the school district and this includes the surrounding landscape. The Madison school district also recently won a $350k grant to establish nature based curriculum and gardens to bring children closer to nature… READ MORE
Recently, Alfonso Morales, a professor in the Urban and Regional Planning program, discusses public markets as part of a focus on local foods in communities in a podcast on the Strong Towns website. In this podcast, markets in the US were compared with markets around the… READ MORE