Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: Landscape Architects and Planners work collaboratively across teams to develop innovative and strategic solutions for urban and environmental interactions. With other staff, city departments, and regional partners, this position plays a pivotal role in crafting and integrating policy guiding the stewardship of natural, cultural, scenic, agricultural and recreational land management. This role also helps craft on-the-ground design and stewardship solutions that advance all City Charter purposes for open space. Consensus building is a key function, as is project management for a range of environmental planning and design projects, including site plans, area plans, resource and visitor experience plans, and smaller design projects. The Senior Landscape Architect/Planner will also drive an integrated approach to implementation projects that include ecosystem restoration, habitat conservation, visitor management, recreation infrastructure, and other capital improvement projects. As part of the leadership team for the Planning and Design Services workgroup, this role also supports coordinated short- and long-term work planning, staffing and training needs, cost estimating and quality control.
Geographers at work: Environmental Geographers, Human Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Environmental Management, Geographic Information Systems
Skills: GIS, Environmental Planning, Human-Environment Interface
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Written by Christopher Hinojosa