Undergraduate Course: Design: landscape planning and assessment (ARCH09019)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
A regional landscape evaluation based on comprehensive survey & analysis. A group project, where each team devises a landscape assessment system, which can be used to evaluate the siting of large scale development. History of landscape & environmental assessment. UK & international systems. Composition of assessments & statements. Lectures on forestry, agriculture & recreational use, landscape classification & designation.
Aims of course
1 To develop an understanding of landscape planning and design issues at the scale of the region. An introduction to the history, theory & practice of landscape & environmental assessment.
Mode of delivery
studio based module informed by lectures on theory and practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 6,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 24,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 60,
Fieldwork Hours 16,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 8,
Formative Assessment Hours 6,
Summative Assessment Hours 8,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome. Students are permitted two attempts to pass this course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- identify & differentiate abiotic, biotic and human occupation factors and recognise the effect of their inter-relationship on the landscape.
- select and apply methods of description, classification & analysis to appraise & evaluate the landscape to a given regional study area.
- demonstrate an understanding of the potential of landscape planning to protect, conserve and enhance landscape character.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Cullingworth,J B & Nadin V (2006) Town & Country Planning in Britain Foreman R T T (1986) Landscape Ecology. Wiley. Fortlage C A (1990) Environmental Assessment: a practical guide. Gower. Lynch, K (1976) Managing the Sense of a Region. MIT Press. McHarg, I (1969) Design with Nature. Garden City, NY. Landscape Institute & Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (2002) Guidelines for Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment. Spon.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: landscape design.
|Keywords||LANDSCAPE ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION AND PLANNING
|Course organiser||Mr Gordon Ross Mclean
Tel: (0131 6)51 5796
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Dingsdale
Tel: 0131 651 5803
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