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Landscape planning in theory and practice

The aim of the course is to learn to scrutinize how landscape is being understood in theory, and transformed in the practice, of landscape planning. It captures how ideas of landscape and its geographical constitution can limit, or facilitate, certain planning solutions.
The course uses landscape theory as a lens to critique and gain deeper understanding of planning, especially landscape planning. It discusses key concepts and methods in landscape planning, with examples of how it is practiced.
The course is based on literature seminars combined with lectures and workshops. It ends with writing a paper in which one of the theories or concepts discussed in the course is studied in more detail.

Dear students,

Please find the Zoom-link for the introduction on Monday below:

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Welcome to the course Landscape planning in theory and practice!

The course guide, with course literature, has been updated on the 24th of August: see "schedule". One reason for the revised schedule is the number of students: we have received many more students this year than last, which is great! To cope with this, we have divided the seminars into smaller groups and given more time to each seminar. However, if not that many students turn up on Monday, then we might have to revise the schedule once more, so please have a look at this web site for newer versions during the course.

Please note that we are currently planning for four seminars and lectures at Campus. Other seminars, lectures, workshops and guidance will be done via Zoom. If there are new guidelines from the Vice Chancellor, then this might have to be revised too.

I am sure we will be able to offer an inspiring and intelectually challenging course despite the Zoom format, and I look forward to meet you all after summer.

Best wishes,

Mattias Qviström

The course evaluation is not yet activated

The course evaluation is open between 2021-10-25 and 2021-11-15

Additional course evaluations for LK0345

Academic year 2021/2022

Landscape planning in theory and practice (LK0345-M1117) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Landscape planning in theory and practice (LK0345-10181) 2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Landscape planning in theory and practice (LK0345-10035) 2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

LK0345 Landscape planning in theory and practice, 15.0 Credits

Landskapsplanering i teori och praktik

Syllabus approved

2018-11-21

Subjects

Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, other second-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 150 credits of which 90 credits in Landscape Architecture and/or Architecture and/or Physical or Urban Planning and/or Community Planning and/or Rural Development of which 15 credits on second cycle level, and knowledge equivalent to English 6, or admitted to the Landscape Architecture for Sustainable Urbanisation – Master´s programme.

Objectives

The purpose of this advanced course is for the student to gain deeper understanding of landscape planning.

Knowledge and understanding
After completion of this course the student shall be able to:
- define and describe different ideas on key concepts within landscape planning, such as landscape, nature, space, place, and how these differences affect planning practice.
- communicate an understanding of the wide fields of landscape and planning theory.
- explain the role of cartography for how landscape planning has been and is practiced today, and strategies for moving beyond or enriching this dominant perspective.

Competence and skills
After completion of this course the student shall be able to:
- apply the conceptual framework offered in the course for a critical examination of a landscape planning project.
- apply academic writing.

Judgement and approach
After completion of this course the student shall be able to:
- reflect upon the rhetorical use of concepts and theories within the field of landscape planning, and its consequences for the practice.
- reflect upon the needs for a sustainability shift within planning and what it requires in terms of new or revised theories within landscape planning.

Content

Even the most pragmatic landscape planner uses concepts and theories as a base for his/her practice – even though not necessarily in a conscious manner. This course argues that improved capacity to analyze and question ideas taken for granted on landscape and planning (be it one’s own or others theories) will improve how landscape planning is practiced.

The course uses landscape theory as a lens to critique and gain deeper understanding of planning, especially landscape planning. It discusses theories, key concepts and methods in landscape planning, with examples of how it is practiced. Contemporary practice as well as historical examples are used to reveal several possible ways of understanding key concepts within the field (such as landscape, nature, space and place), which in turn affects how landscape planning is understood and practiced. This course captures how theories on landscape can limit, or facilitate, certain planning solutions. The analysis of contemporary practice also opens up for a discussion on what landscape planning is and could be.

While the course focuses on landscape planning, its theoretical and methodological discussions have a wider reach. The course provides knowledge on how to critically examine theories, concepts and representations within landscape architecture and planning. Such examinations, we argue, is a base for an active and conscious planning.

The course is based on literature seminars combined with lectures and workshops. It ends with writing a paper in which one of the theories or concepts discussed in the course is studied in more detail. This paper offers a possibility to start to think and work on a theoretical frame for the following master thesis.

The course includes seminars on the ideas of landscape in landscape planning, the role of cartography and other visual representations in planning, the role of ideas of nature for how landscape planning has been practiced, landscape in relation to planning theory, and a seminar on an up-to date discourse within planning. Seminars, exercises, and activities connected to them are compulsory.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed participation in seminars, lectures and workshops. Passed individual presentations of a text at a seminar, passed written summary of the literature and the discussions for some of the seminars, and passed final paper as well as passed compulsory activities.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Urban and Rural Development

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
1) Course literature
Comments: The course literature is found in the Course guide: see schedule

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture for Sustainable Urbanisation - Master´s Programme Landscape Architecture Programme - Uppsala, Landscape Architecture Programme (admission before 1 July 2007) Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0345 Application code: SLU-10117 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%