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Module

APL3008 : Green Infrastructure for Well-being and Biodiversity

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Tim Townshend
  • Lecturer: Mr Smajo Beso
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop an understanding of the complexity of Green Infrastructure (GI) and how as urban designers we can create strategies and interventions that at one and same time address human well-being and biodiversity enhancement.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module explores the complexities of creating Green Infrastructure (GI) strategies and interventions to great environments for human well-being and biodiversity enhancement. It challenges students to think out of the box in relation to that provision at from the macro to micro levels. Moreover, to think more holistically about the concepts of place, and connectivity in holistic ways. The syllabus will cover:
•       The dimensions and complexities of GI
•       Frameworks for understanding and analysing GI
•       The impact of GI for human well-being
•       Principles of biodiversity enhancement, rewilding and nature based solutions
•       GI strategies
•       How to intervene as micro scale for human well-being and biodiversity enhancement

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
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture41:306:00Weeks 1 & 2
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Assessment prep
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching60:303:00Individual Tutorials Weeks 3-9
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching71:007:00Group tutorial weeks 3-9
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching27:0014:00Review- week 9
Guided Independent StudyProject work1014:00140:00Design Project
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study45:0020:00Individual site visit.
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This is a studio module so most teaching involves design tutoring and individual study. There are lectures at the beginning of the project introducing key themes to the students which they will then be able to use independent study and literature provided to deepen their understanding off.

Tutorials will advance the design work of groups weeks 1 and 2 and individual projects weeks 3 to 9

Present in Person provision will be delivered at the programme Level for this module

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
Report1M20Group Strategy- week 2
Design/Creative proj1M80Individual design- week 9
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This is a design project and is assessed by design review

Reading Lists

Timetable