Strategic Initiatives

AGNR's Strategic Initiatives

AGNR Strategic Initiatives

As the University's cornerstone college, we embody the land-grant mission with a commitment to eliminate hunger, preserve our natural resources, improve quality of life, and empower the next generation through world-class education.

Establish a Healthy Food System and Ensure Global Food and Nutritional Security

Goals 

  • Encourage entrepreneurship in food production, accessibility, availability, and processing.

  • Improve the health and well-being of populations through sharing knowledge of food production, processing, access, and consumption.

  • Inform policy based on sound research.

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The following Landscape Architecture classes align with this Strategic Initiative:

  • LARC 151 - Urban Agriculture: Designing and Assessing Edible Landscapes
  • LARC 160 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture
  • LARC 240 - Graphic Communication and Design Studio 
  • LARC 263 - History of Landscape Architecture
  • LARC 265 - Site Analysis and Ecological Principles
  • LARC 320 - Principles of Site Engineering 
  • LARC 321 - Landscape Structures and Materials 
  • LARC 340 - Site Planning and Design Studio 
  • LARC 341 - Regional Design Studio 
  • LARC 420 - Professional Practice 
  • LARC 452 - Green Infrastructure and Community Greening 
  • LARC 461 - People and the Environment 
  • LARC 470 - Landscape Architecture Seminar 
  • LARC 471 - Capstone Studio: Community Design 

Ensure a Clean and Healthy Chesapeake Bay

Goals 

  • Design land use management strategies to minimize negative environmental impact.

  • Develop storm water management technologies to improve water quality.

  • Safely apply fertilizer, manure and other nutrients to protect soil health and water quality.

  • Evolve in the face of climate change to address sea level rise and extreme weather.

  • Create environmentally aware communities and promote increased interest and participation.

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The following Landscape Architecture classes align with this Strategic Initiative: 

  • LARC 120 - Digital Fundamentals 
  • LARC 140 - Graphic Fundamental Studio 
  • LARC 141 - Design Fundamentals Studio 
  • LARC 151 - Urban Agriculture: Designing and Assessing Edible Landscapes 
  • LARC 160 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture 
  • LARC 221 - Digital Design Tools 
  • LARC 240 - Graphic Communication and Design Studio 
  • LARC 263 - History of Landscape Architecture 
  • LARC 265 - Site Analysis and Ecological Principles 
  • LARC 320 - Principles of Site Engineering 
  • LARC 321 - Landscape Structures and Materials 
  • LARC 340 - Site Planning and Design Studio 
  • LARC 341 - Regional Design Studio 
  • LARC 420 - Professional Practice 
  • LARC 440 - Urban Design Studio 
  • LARC 452 - Green Infrastructure and Community Greening 
  • LARC 461 - People and the Environment 
  • LARC 470 - Landscape Architecture Seminar 
  • LARC 471 - Capstone Studio: Community Design 

Advance Innovative, Profitable, and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems

Goals

  • Increase plant and animal productivity.

  • Improve and conserve soil health and water quality.

  • Contribute to the success of agricultural businesses.

  • Prepare the next generation for careers in agriculture.

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The following Landscape Architecture classes align with this Strategic Initiative: 

  • LARC 151 - Urban Agriculture: Designing and Assessing Edible Landscapes 
  • LARC 160 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture 
  • LARC 263 - History of Landscape Architecture 
  • LARC 265 - Site Analysis and Ecological Principles 
  • LARC 320 - Principles of Site Engineering 
  • LARC 340 - Site Planning and Design Studio 
  • LARC 341 - Regional Design Studio 
  • LARc 452 - Green Infrastructure and Community Greening 

Improve Human, Animal, and Environmental Health

Goals 

  • Create sustainable energy solutions.

  • Decrease chronic diseases and diseases transmitted from animals to humans.

  • Promote and support healthy and livable communities through education.

  • Manage and adapt to climate change.

  • Investigate links between human, animal, and environmental health.

  • Analyze environmental and agricultural policy and inform decision makers.

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The following Landscape Architecture classes align with this Strategic Initiative: 

  • LARC 141 - Design Fundamentals Studio 
  • LARC 151 - Urban Agriculture: Designing and Assessing Edible Landscapes 
  • LARC 160 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture 
  • LARC 240 - Graphic Communication and Design Studio 
  • LARC 263 - History of Landscape Architecture 
  • LARC 265 - Site Analysis and Ecological Principles 
  • LARC 320 - Principles of Site Engineering 
  • LARC 321 - Landscape Structures and Materials 
  • LARC 340 - Site Planning and Design Studio 
  • LARC 341 - Regional Design Studio 
  • LARC 420 - Professional Practice 
  • LARC 440 - Urban Design Studio 
  • LARC 461 - People and the Environment 
  • LARC 470 - Landscape Architecture Seminar 
  • LARC 471 - Capstone Studio: Community Design 

Optimize Urban Environments Through Design, Green Technology, and Community Engagement

Goals 

  • Define and improve the process and perception of urban expansion into rural areas.

  • Improve understanding of agriculture and environmental awareness in urban areas.

  • Improve the performance of built environments.

  • Encourage adoption of green technology by disseminating their benefits 

  • Build capacity to develop and adapt sustainable communities 

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The following Landscape Architecture classes align with this Strategic Initiative: 

  • LARC 120 - Digital Fundamentals 
  • LARC 140 - Graphic Fundamentals Studio 
  • LARC 141 - Design Fundamentals Studio 
  • LARC 151 - Urban Agriculture: Designing and Assessing Edible Landscapes 
  • LARC 160 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture 
  • LARC 221 - Digital Design Tools 
  • LARC 240 - Graphic Communication and Design Studio 
  • LARC 263 - History of Landscape Architecture 
  • LARC 265 - Site Analysis and Ecological Principles 
  • LARC 320 - Principles of Site Engineering 
  • LARC 321 - Landscape Structures and Materials 
  • LARC 340 - Site Planning and Design Studio 
  • LARC 341 - Regional Design Studio 
  • LARC 420 - Professional Practice 
  • LARC 440 - Urban Design Studio 
  • LARC 452 - Green Infrastructure and Community Greening 
  • LARC 461 - People and the Environment 
  • LARC 470 - Landscape Architecture Seminar 
  • LARC 471 - Capstone Studio: Community Design