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European Master in Landscape Architecture
Start date: Oct 1, 2011,

Reason Global ecological, social and functional transformations of human settlements and landscapes, call for enhanced integrative, trans-national, interdisciplinary, trans-sectoral and innovative approaches to formulate new sustainable solutions. The integrative nature of Landscape architecture (LA) places it at the forefront for holistically addressing major issues concerning the social and physical transformation of land, space and the environment. LA education, research and policy have reached a stage where further doctrinal development requires the injection of vision, resources and trans-national structural collaborators.ObjectivesEMiLA, the European Master in Landscape Architecture network, was founded • to be a hub for students, academicians, researchers, stakeholders and EU & regional policy makers to develop new curricula and to allow know-how exchange about human settlements and cultural landscapes.• to identify and develop key EU landscape topics not yet clearly addressed at schools, such as the impact of the new CAP on landscape.Outputs• The project will deliver a Bologna MA in European Landscape Architecture with a new upgraded and blended curriculum linking 5 leading EU schools and incorporating transnational interdisciplinary field design and teachings at the European level.• An innovative pedagogic system increasing connections between universities, practices, stakeholders, European landscape policies and research. • A new body of EU landscape policy knowledge: E-learning units, lectures, web and a transnational landscape e-library.• An innovative Summer school, with students, teachers & stakeholdersLong term Impact• Upgrading transferable LA curricula & pedagogy at the EU level.• Increasing student & academician mobility, international know-how in a global world & market.• Establishing an excellent identifiable worldwide network, at the forefront of applied LA education at the EU level to deliver a new generation of LA.
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