Environmental design and planning
Environmental design and planning is the moniker used by several Ph.D. programs that take a multidisciplinary approach to the built environment. Typically environmental design and planning programs address architectural history or design (interior or exterior), city or regional planning, landscape architecture history or design, environmental planning, construction science, cultural geography, or historic preservation. Social science methods are frequently employed; aspects of sociology or psychology can be part of a research program.
The concept of "environmental" in these programs is quite broad and can encompass aspects of the natural, built, work, or social environments.
Areas of research
- Construction science
- Environmental impact design
- Environmental planning
- Environmental psychology
- Environmental sociology
- Historic preservation
- Landscape architecture
- Sociology of architecture
- Urban planning
The following universities offer a Ph.D. in environmental design and planning:
- Clemson University, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (Now called "Planning, Design, and the Built Environment")
- Arizona State University, College of Design
- Kansas State University
- University of Calgary (technically the Ph.D. is in "environmental design," but encompasses the same scope as the other programs)
Virginia Tech until recently offered the degree program, but has since replaced it with programs in "architecture and design research" and "planning, governance, and globalization".
- University of Missouri, Columbia: Ph.D. in Human Environmental Sciences (PDF file) with emphasis in Architectural Studies.
- Texas A & M University offers a Ph.D. in architecture that emphasizes environmental design.
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