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Module

TCP8096 : Green Infrastructure, Nature based and Landscape Planning 1

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Clive Davies
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To introduce students to contemporary theory and methods relating to Green Infrastructure (GI), nature based approaches and landscape planning (LP). This module will respond to the following key questions: What is landscape? What is Green Infrastructure planning? What is a nature based approach in planning? How can these planning approaches be used as a strategy to enhance, restore, create or conserve all landscapes? How can you apply Green Infrastructure, Nature based approaches and Landscape Planning in professional practice?

Outline Of Syllabus

A combination of lectures, on-line tutorials, synchronous and asynchronous teaching including a day field trip will introduce concepts and techniques which will be followed by independent learning and reading concerning Green infrastructure, nature based approaches and landscape planning practice and opportunities to raise awareness of planning at the landscape scale.

Students will undertake an individual assessment of a published plan or strategy related to the above to hone their skills.

Student Assignments will follow-up lecture material and will involve literature search, small group discussion, individual written work.

The structure of the module will be issues based relating to Green infrastructure, nature based approaches and landscape planning using examples which may include the following:

Green Infrastructure plans; Landscape character assessment; cultural landscapes; perceptual issues; public involvement/community participation; landscape ecological planning & nature-based solutions; recreation and tourism; seascape, marine and coastal landscape planning; landscape design guidelines; responses to climate change issues.

Note: The emphasis in this module will be on developing an understanding of theory and methods with a view to exploring more practical application in the associated project module in Semester 2.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00Synchronous lectures and student led workshops.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion401:0040:00Writing up of written exercise
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading81:008:00Selected reading relevant to content covered
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities301:0030:00Students will be set investigative tasks throughout the module. These will be reviewed weekly. PiP
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion21:002:00Structured discussion with guiding questions relating to individual landscape assessment.
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module is taught through a variety of methods which explores landscape issues through an examination of Green Infrastructure (GI), nature based approaches (NBS), Nature based Approaches and Landscape Planning (LP) methods including two framework models.
Lecture material provides baseline information, introduce concepts, theories and methods. Case study examples from practice are used to illustrate how theoretical concepts can be used as the basis for contemporary professional practice.
An individual landscape assessment exercise by the students will introduce concepts of ‘landscape’ and GI planning in urban and rural contexts.
Discussions will allow students to discuss theoretical concepts in greater depth and develop academic skills including their analytical skills. Student Assignments will follow-up lecture material and will involve assimilating information from literature.
The emphasis in this module will be on developing an understanding of theory and methods with a view to exploring more practical application in the associated project module in Semester 2.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M100Essay 2000 words. Critical review of a one or two (depending on size/complexity) Landscape Plan, Nature Based or GI Plan.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

•The written coursework assignment will indicate student understanding of the theory, methods and practical approaches to GI, nature based or landscape planning, the ability to select, research and analyse relevant material and synthesise findings.

Reading Lists

Timetable