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Urban Agriculture and Social Interaction

The course is interdisciplinary on the theme urban agriculture. From a global and national perspective, urban agriculture is discussed as a social and political expression in society. Its significance as marker for ecological resilience and participative citizenship is taken up. On a more detailed scale, the possibilities for urban agriculture are analysed: what is allowed in the urban areas, how to consider the identity and cultural values of the site, what can you cultivate and how, as well as what kind of risks and outcomes there may be. The aim of the course is to prepare students from different disciplines to meet the challenge of urban agriculture at their professional lives.

March 22

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January 27

Welcome to the course Urban Agriculture and Social Interaction!

The course will start on March 24. Approximately 4 weeks ahead of course start, the schedule will be presented here, under the button Timetable.

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Academic year 2020/2021

Urban Agriculture and Social Interaction (LK0386-M4140) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

LK0386 Urban Agriculture and Social Interaction, 15.0 Credits

Stadsodling och social interaktion

Syllabus approved

2019-11-14

Subjects

Landscape Architecture Horticultural science

Education cycle

First cycle

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)

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 120 credits, of which

specific entry requirements: 60 credits in one of the following subjects:

• architecture
• landscape architecture
• landscape planning
• built environment
• design
• spatial planning
• geography
• landscape science
• environmental science
• biology
• horticultural Science
• agricultural Science


and

English 6 or equivalent.

Objectives

The course is interdisciplinary on the theme urban agriculture with a specialisation towards social and ecological sustainable development. The learning outcomes extend from a general society-oriented level to a more local and concrete plan for urban agriculture. On completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- from a global perspective, explain certain basic relationships between sustainable urban development and how initiatives of urban agriculture take form in different parts of the world.
- identify authentic examples of urban agriculture from their different possibilities and resources locally and problematise their relation to an urban planning.
- understand and relate the importance of cultivation for the health and well-being of people and and as a catalyst for local commitment.
- perform a site analysis that takes into consideration the identity of places, cultural values, the availability of the location and practical conditions for cultivation.
- account for possible cultivation, distribution and storage systems in urban environment and be able to compare these from a resource and knowledge requirements and cultivation safety point of view.
- have developed understanding of how different choices of small-scale cropping systems influence surrounding environment, biological diversity, ecosystem services and the human health.
- have knowledge of communicative and educational tools within urban agriculture.

Content

The contents extend from a general, society-oriented level to a more local and concrete level plan for urban agriculture. Common concepts and definitions within urban agriculture in Swedish and international conditions as well as development of urban agriculture in a historical perspective will be discussed. Starting from site analysis, which takes into consideration place identity, cultural values, the availability of the location and practical conditions for cultivation, understanding of the importance of cultivation for participation and human health and well-being and how choice of small-scale cropping systems influences surrounding environment, biological diversity and ecosystem services, will be developed.
Identified examples of urban agriculture will be analysed from their different possibilities and locally available resources, their relation to municipal administration and private property owners and if/how they can function as a catalyst for local commitment.
Knowledge about possible cultivation, distribution and storage systems in the urban environment will be discussed as well as plant protection strategies and cultivation safety.
Moreover, flow analysis and sustainable recirculation will be considered as well as the principles behind the choice of plant and animals for the sustainable agrosystem based on knowledge of resistance biology, ecosystem services and the multifunctionality of species. It is obligatory to participate in seminars.

Formats and requirements for examination

Examination consists of written and oral presentations. To pass the course, passed written and oral presentations and project work are required, and participation in compulsory parts.
  • 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.

Additional information

The course is directed to students on Horticultural Management, Horticultural Science, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Engineer, Agricultural and Rural Management Programmes, the Landscape Architecture – Master’s Programme and external students.

Courses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LK0278

Grading criteria LK0386
Urban Agriculture and Social Interaction
Objectives according to syllabus (kursplan) The course is interdisciplinary on the theme urban agriculture with a specialisation towards social and ecological sustainable development. The learning outcomes extend from a general society-oriented level to a more local and concrete plan for urban agriculture. On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
• from a global perspective, explain certain basic relationships between sustainable urban development and how initiatives of urban agriculture take form in different parts of the world.
• identify authentic examples of urban agriculture from their different possibilities and resources locally and problematise their relation to an urban planning.
• understand and relate the importance of cultivation for the health and well-being of people and as a catalyst for local commitment.
• perform a site analysis that takes into consideration the identity of places, cultural values, the availability of the location and practical conditions for cultivation.
• account for possible cultivation, distribution and storage systems in urban environment and be able to compare these from a resource and knowledge requirements and cultivation safety point of view.
• have developed understanding of how different choices of small-scale cropping systems influence surrounding environment, biological diversity, ecosystem services and the human health.
• have knowledge of communicative and educational tools within urban agriculture.
Requirements for examination Examination consists of written and oral presentations. To pass the course, passed written and oral presentations and project work are required and participation in mandatory/compulsory parts.
Grading scale
5: Pass with Distinction, 4: Pass with Credit, 3: Pass, U: Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described below.
Grading will be based on these elements (betygsgrundande moment)
Literature seminars and assignments listed below are mandatory/compulsory. Assignments 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9 are graded pass or fail. The rest of the Assignments are graded with 5/4/3/F.
Literature seminar 1: Hand-in of written reflections, oral presentation, discussion P/F
Literature seminar 2: Hand-in of written reflections, oral presentation, discussion P/F
Assignment 1: “find and present”, self-instructed study tour and oral presentation P/F
Assignment 2: the experience of urban agriculture, hand-in and oral presentation P/F
Assignment 3: case 1, short case, oral presentation P/F
Assignment 4: case 2, short case, oral presentation P/F
Assignment 5: case 3, longer case, oral presentation 5/4/3/F
Assignment 6: case 4, longer case, oral presentation 5/4/3/F
Assignment 7: Study trip P/F
Assignment 8: Case study hand in of written report and oral presentation P/F
Assignment 9: field studies at Slottsträdgården, Malmö P/F
Assignment 10: individual project/popular science article, hand-in
and oral presentation 5/4/3/F
Final grade
For final grade 3 on the course the requirements are:
Participation in all mandatory/compulsory course elements.
Participation in and contribution, according to the instructions, to the assignments 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9.
Assignments 5, 6 and 10 carried through according to the instructions, and reaching the standards of grade 3 according to the principle of grading of each assignment.
For final grade 4 and 5 on the course the requirements are:
In addition to the above requirements for grade 3 you need to show extra merit in the assignments 5, 6 and 10 according to the principle of grading of each assignment.
Weighting of submarks of the course elements:
Assignment 5 is weighted 30%
Assignment 6 is weighted 30%
Assignment 10 is weighted 40%

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture- Master´s Programme Landscape Engineer Programme - Alnarp Horticultural Management Programme - Garden Design, Bachelor´s Programme Horticultural Management - Gardening and Horticultural Production, Bachelor´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: First cycle
Subject: Landscape Architecture Horticultural science
Course code: LK0386 Application code: SLU-40140 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%