Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

University of Texas at Austin

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

University of Texas at Austin

University of Texas at Austin


Today’s urban environments confront increasingly complex social and ecological challenges in which overlapping, dynamic systems often reveal competing priorities. From demographic shifts and infrastructure needs to climate change and obdurate development policies, these distinct, yet interrelated variables require technical sophistication and ecological acumen in order to create sustainable landscapes that address social needs, provide ecosystem services, and enhance a sense of place.

Recognizing that these shifts shape our public spaces, the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture frames these concerns as guiding factors in the design and construction of the urban landscape.  In this manner, those spaces by which the landscape is defined—such as infrastructure systems, urban watersheds, industrial sites, suburban communities, and city fabric—become the laboratories for the program’s educational focus.

Additional Info

Region : 3

Division Name : School of Architecture

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Department Name : Graduate Program in Landscape Architeture

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Hope Hasbrouck
Assoc. Prof.

Mirka Benes
Assoc. Prof.

Maggie Hanson
Assistant Professor

Phoebe Lickwar
Assoc. Prof.

Katherine Lieberknecht
Asst. Prof.

Allan Shearer
Assoc. Prof. & Assoc. Dean

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