- 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.
Department of Planning & Landscape Architecture next lecture in its…READ MORE
Associate professor Kurt Paulsen was featured in an article recently published by The Cap Times. The article discusses a recent resolution by faculty members to encourage campus administrators to implement a plant to become carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner. The UW-…READ MORE
Speaker: Theresa Williamson, Executive Director Catalytic Communities-Brazil
Title: Rethinking the Future pf Housing Worldwide: Favelas as a Sustainable Model?
When & Where: November 2, 12:00PM. Room 1199, School of Human Ecology. Free and Open to the…READ MORE
Inside UW-Madison picked up the Sauk Prairie Eagle story about a workshop project involving students in our department and UW alumnus and certified planner Mark Roffers. The students are helping the communities of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac, who have made a commitment…READ MORE
The department is pleased to announce the Fall 2017 DPLA Lecture series!
Sam Dennis Jr., Assoc. Prof., 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.
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