Principles and methods of outdoor design supporting health promotion, play, recreation, learning, and environmental education, emphasizing design across generations applied to the human lifespan from birth to adulthood consistent with current regulations. Contexts include child development centers, schools, parks, playgrounds, greenways, trails, botanic gardens, zoos, nature centers, museums, streets, transit nodes, apartment complexes, residential neighborhoods, commercial areas, and mixed-use urban districts.
Acquire knowledge and skills relevant to the intergenerational design and management of spaces used by children and families in varied contexts.
Understand design approaches based on principles of affordance, behavior setting, and range development.
Become conversant with community engagement and design programming approaches to intergenerational design.
Become aware of aligned national initiatives related to intergenerational design.
Be introduced to concepts of risk management in relation to intergenerational landscapes.
College of Design, NC State University; The Natural Learning Initiative
North Carolina State University Natural Learning Initiatives