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URBDP 587, Winter 09
Preservation and the Vernacular Environment
About the Course
Hello and welcome to URBDP 587, Preservation and the Vernacular Environment. This is a required course for students in Track II of the Preservation Planning and Design Certificate. I would strongly recommend this course to graduate students in the design and planning disciplines (architecture, landscape and urban design and planning) who are interested in understanding their everyday environment. The term "preservation" in the title is used broadly to include methodological and theoretical aspects of the field of historic preservation and its intersecting with urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, (cultural) geography and sociology.
Everyday Environment Resources
Explore the offerings of the Vernacular Architecture Forum for the duration of the course. The forum was formed in 1980 to encourage the study and preservation of everyday resources. The forum also publishes the journal; Buildings & Landscapes (formerly known as Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture)
Student Work Samples
1) Pike/Pine: Marketplace Vernacular
2) Cascade Neighborhood (SLU): Mapping Neighborhood Identity
3) Central District: Seattle's Disappearing Blackscape
4) Denny Triangle: Small Open Space Triangles
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