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Urban Horticulture Issues & Perspectives (HORT90048)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeHORT90048
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21st century urban greenspace management requires an integrated multi-disciplinary approach. This subject, undertaken in the final semester of the Masters of Urban Horticulture, provides a basis for students to integrate and apply the knowledge they have gained throughout the course to solve a real world problem.

Guided by academic staff and industry representatives, students will research current local, national or international cases using a problem based approach to develop planning, design, management, data acquisition and synthesis, and communication skills. The subject will be structured around a project in which students will work in teams of 4-5 people to assess, plan and document appropriate solutions for problems associated with an urban landscape.

Intended learning outcomes

  • develop an understanding of problem solving methodologies and demonstrate personal accountability by applying solutions to the diversity of challenges facing urban horticultural managers
  • interpret, critically analyse and evaluate data to effectively implement horticultural programs, designs and operations
  • investigate and demonstrate innovative approaches to the contemporary, interdisciplinary management of urban landscapes
  • effectively communicate, to a range of audiences, the environmental and functional value of urban horticultural to the development of creative and vibrant cities

Last updated: 9 November 2018