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Managing Urban Landscapes (ABPL90337)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90337
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This subject will discuss how urban landscapes are managed. Students will study policy, planning and process issues; landscape and park typology and classification, community consultation; structures, systems, classifications and contractual relationships in urban landscapes; landscape documentation, project planning and implementation; management of urban vegetation; sustainability concepts and benchmarks and case-studies/examples of urban landscape management practice. Guest industry speakers will provide real world examples and experiences relevant to urban landscape management

Intended learning outcomes

  • Describe policy, planning, budgets and resource issues in urban landscape management;
  • Identify urban park and public landscape types and classifications;
  • Outline processes and provide examples of community consultation in landscape decision making;
  • Examine management structures, systems, employment and reporting in urban landscapes;
  • Evaluate and analyse the design and function of an urban park;
  • Explain the management of urban vegetation;
  • Discuss and apply the principles of sustainability concepts and benchmarks in urban landscape management.

Generic skills

  • Source, interpret and apply written information from a range of resources to describe issues pertinent to urban landscape management;
  • Use scientific and technical literature to discuss and evaluate issues in urban landscape management;
  • Develop investigative and analytical skills through study of urban park planning and design case studies;
  • Integrate urban landscape management theories with practical issues of planning and implementation;
  • Develop a practical understanding of the role of urban landscape managers through interaction with industry and employers;
  • Demonstrate effective team work and presentation skills;
  • Critically evaluate landscape management through a relevant case study.

Last updated: 10 September 2019