The Land Design Institute (LDI) integrates, coordinates, and facilitates land design initiatives, combines resources across the range of expertise, and increases the ability to conduct significant, comprehensive projects. This research based institute coordinates land planning and design teaching, research, and outreach. It facilitates and integrates diverse faculty with established records in land design education, research, and service. It promotes design and planning that sustain the health and well being of the ecological and cultural landscape, and sustains the productivity of the land resources upon which human well being depends.
The LDI agenda is grounded in the land resource, land ethic, and managing ecological and cultural land based resources from global to local scales. It provides an institutional pathway to link land based interdisciplinary research into an integrated land design agenda. The LDI promotes education in the basic interrelationships that sustain ecological and cultural resources, research that enhances the ability to sustain these resources, service to society that promotes land based solutions, and demonstration through actual projects that enhance quality of life and promote decisions that sustain the land based resource.
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