Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

TCP8096 : Green Infrastructure and Landscape Planning 1

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To introduce students to contemporary theory and methods relating to Green Infrastructure (GI) landscape planning.

This module will respond to the following key questions:

What is landscape?

What is Green Infrastructure planning?
How can Green Infrastructure planning be used as a strategy to enhance, restore, create or conserve landscapes?

Outline Of Syllabus

Small group lectures/seminars will introduce concepts and techniques which will be followed up during the workshop sessions.
•The day field trip will provide further information concerning GI planning practice and opportunities to raise awareness of landscape issues.
•Student Assignments will follow-up lecture material and will involve literature search, group discussion, oral presentation and individual written work.
•The structure of the module will be issues based relating to GI 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
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion125:0025:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture52:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops43:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork17:007:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study124:0024:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This module is taught through a variety of methods including seminars which explores landscape issues through an examination of Green Infrastructure (GI) planning. It 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. The day field visit and practitioner workshops will introduce concepts of ‘landscape’ and GI planning in urban and rural contexts and allow for discussion of the issues, methods, tools, techniques and application of GI planning with professionals and academic staff. The group workshop sessions are student led and will allow students to investigate theoretical concepts in greater depth and develop academic skills including group working and analytical skills. Student Assignments will follow-up lecture material and will involve integrating information from literature search, plus site visit and discussion with professionals. 'Surgery' tutorials will allow further individual discussion with tutor. Group presentations will provide a forum for discussing theory and practice in relation to the theoretical framework under examination. 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 3000 words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation1MOral presentation on group exercise
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

•The written coursework assignment will indicate student understanding of the theory, methods and practical approaches to GI planning, the ability to select, research and analyse relevant material and synthesise findings.
• Formative Assessment: The group presentation will provide an indicator of the development of student understanding of the theory and methods of GI planning in relation to the theoretical framework under examination. It will also provide an indicator of group working abilities

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