Department of Landscape and Urban Design


The department of Landscape and Urban Design was established in 1999. It is the first of its kind in Taiwan. The four-year Bachelor of Landscape and Urban Design program integrates the rationalism of planning analysis and the subjective sensibilities of landscaping design into a holistic training.

The undergraduate curriculum in landscape and urban planning centers upon creative and ecologically tuned design which combines planning, design, landscaping, and computing into a framework with its major fields: urban planning, landscape, land development and real estate, and computer aided design application. At the heart of the program is the sequence of design studios: Basic Design, Environmental Planning and Design. Each core studio is team-taught, includes carefully coordinated lecture modules that introduce professional specializations, and focuses on a specific type of design problem from landscape architecture to urban design. The core studios ensure that undergraduate students benefit from the department's full range of interests and expertise.