Postgraduate

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) and landscape planning (LP). 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? How can you apply Green Infrastructure and Landscape Planning in professional practice?

Outline Of Syllabus

A combination of lectures, on-line tutorials, synchronous and asynchronous teaching including an on-line field trip will introduce concepts and techniques which will be followed by independent learning and reading concerning GI and LP planning practice and opportunities to raise awareness of landscape issues.

Students will undertake an individual landscape assessment 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 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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials140:307:0014 blocks of recorded content of 15-30 minutes each, over 7 teaching weeks
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion301:0030:00Writing up of written exercise
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading401:0040:00Reading lists provided for each theme in support of learning and assessment
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities81:008:00Selected reading relevant to content covered
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion81:008:00Structured discussion with guiding questions relating to individual landscape assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery51:005:00On-line tutorial support towards learning and assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk80:152:00Meet the students and explain activities. Written instructions are provided for those unable to atte
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) 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.
Tutorials 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.
Present in person will be delivered at the programme level.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M100essay 3000 words. Critical review of a one or two (depending on size/complexity) Landscape Plan or Green Infrastructure Plan.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MOptional. Up to 1000 words reflecting on the students local landscape assessment
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 formative assessment will provide an indicator of the development of student understanding of the theory and methods of GI and LP planning in relation to the theoretical framework under examination.

Reading Lists

Timetable