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UDaily: Landscape design students accept challenge to create active outdoor spaces

UDaily: Landscape design students accept challenge to create active outdoor spaces

From therapeutic gardens to facilities promoting healthy foods, University of Delaware students in an interdisciplinary landscape design course accepted an “Activating Outdoor Space Challenge” this semester. The challenge was designed by Jules Bruck, associate professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), and it asked students to create better spaces on the UD campus.

The student teams presented their work Thursday, Dec. 3, in the Health Sciences Complex Atrium on the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.

Bruck said the focus of the fall semester course was “landscape architecture foundation concepts, like how to build community and how to design with an eye for nature, ecological design.”

The course also considered “how to craft space that the community would want to use in terms of spatially designing something that has great form, and productive use of land,” she said.