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Layered Landscapes


Cultural and natural landscapes are layered with the past, the present and even the future. At CoPR, we use the concept of the layered landscape to describe both the physical qualities and interpretive wealth of the environments around us.

Urban, suburban, and exurban landscapes and local, regional, national, and international landscapes are inevitably altered through natural and historic forces. Engaging meaning, memory, place, and belonging, layered landscapes are brought to light through individual interpretation and multidisciplinary approaches.

Through landscape architecture, architecture, urban studies, archaeology, anthropology, history, and many other disciplines, CoPR faculty and students examine the evolution of layered landscapes for their historic meanings and future possibilities.