College of Environmental Design



GROUND UP is the student journal of the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning at University of California at Berkeley, an annual print and web publication intended to stimulate thought, discussion, visual exploration and substantive speculation about emerging landscape issues affecting contemporary praxis. It is an examination of a critical theme arising from the tension between contemporary landscape architecture, ecology and pressing cultural issues. It is intended as a discursive platform to explore concepts grounded in local issues with global relevance.

GROUND UP will be guided by the interests of our readers and collaborators. We operate on an open call with invited entries from academics, practitioners, students, designers, scientists, and activists. Take part!