Save the Date for Spring Break 2013 Study Abroad Pgm: Walking Trek Across N. England

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Spring Break 2013 Study Abroad Program
Walking Trek Across Northern England
March 2013
Northern England is one of the most intensively managed natural landscapes and village networks in the world. At the core of this beautiful region are the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. On this 10 day trek you will be hiking 110 miles through this rich planning laboratory, staying in youth hostels and B&Bs.
The English countryside and village planning system is a direct reflection of English culture and history. It varies significantly from American policy and practice including such considerations as regulatory rigor, legal foundation, housing policy, open space and natural resource protection schemes, and urban design formats. This UAP Study Abroad Program utilizes the techniques of contrast and comparison to rapidly advance your insight into American planning practice by exposing you to an alternative national system. You will learn a number of techniques and policy approaches that are rare or nonexistent in America. The best way to fully absorb the implications of these differences is through a long and reflective walk. It is a ramble filled with examples, ideas, and images that will last through a lifetime of professional practice.
Information sessions will be held in Spring 2013.

Questions? Contact

Dr. Donald Chance (Oregon/Washington State)
[email protected] 540-808-8847

Dr. Diane Zahm (Virginia Tech)
[email protected]

Professor Jesse Richardson (Virginia Tech)
[email protected]

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