Landscape Planning: A cross cultural comparison of climate change mitigation and adaptation
Lecturers: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Taeger (HS Osnabrück), Prof. Douglas M. Johnston (ESF)
Format: Virtual classwork + 5-day virtual workshop in fall
Timeline: March 16th - May 12, 2021 (biweekly online meetings), in-person workshop in Sept./Oct. 2021
Objectives: Students will develop an understanding and appreciation for the range of perspectives and professional responses to climate change impacts on the landscape between the USA and Germany/Europe. Students will develop a sensitivity towards multicultural contexts for global issues and problem solving skills with respect to climate change adaptation methods within their professional context.
Tasks: Spring term: Development of use cases of climate adaptation strategies from US and Europe. Each group presents case studies from their own countries and compare differences and similarities. Fall term: Exploring the project area (virtual or real – depends on Corona conditions), extracting challenges to be solved on site, defining goals and visions, discussing different planning approaches, creating plans and other media to present results and conclusions.