Title page for ETD etd-1031101-111553

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Wilson, Stephen Price
URN etd-1031101-111553
Title Landscape Architecture in El Salvador: A Case Study of the Cerro Verde National Park
Degree Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)
Department Landscape Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Sadik C. Artunc Committee Chair
Anne Spafford Committee Member
Van L. Cox Committee Member
  • El Salvador
  • national park
  • Cerro Verde
Date of Defense 2001-10-25
Availability unrestricted
In recent years, the published objectives of international aid organizations have called for the expertise of landscape architects. Projects with attention to sustainability, environment, and land use have become a major emphasis for many organizations. Landscape architecture, a profession which involves physical science, social science, humanities, art and land, is an appropriate profession to participate in aid projects. As a result of their unique training and experience, landscape architects have an unusual opportunity to make a substantial contribution in the planning, design and development of places for people in developing countries.

This case study documents the activities and explains a process of involvement by which the author, through the School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University, became involved in the Cerro Verde National Park, El Salvador. Sponsored by the Louisiana Partners of the Americas, the author uses his research and observations as a participant in the project to examine the potential role of the profession of landscape architecture in the improvement of land stewardship developing countries. In order to understand our process of involvement, the author gives background in the following areas: aid organizations, Latin America, El Salvador, traditional park planning, and the Cerro Verde National Park, El Salvador.

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