11.S939
Landscape and Storm Water Management on the MIT Campus

This DUSP practicum will meet once per week for 3 hours and be taught in collaboration with the MIT Offices of Planning and Sustainability. The course will use a portion of the campus (yet to be determined) as a study site where the linked issues of storm water and vegetation management are in need of redesign in order to meet projected climate change impacts. The class will analyze the past history of the site as well as the current conditions in order to develop design scenarios that will improve its ecological functionality. Working with staff from the MIT administration, DUSP students will have an opportunity to help shape a future trajectory of the MIT landscape as well as to develop design guidelines that can inform the future campus development.