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||Available to all 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
|Additional Costs|| Transport for any field trips
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
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 Karen Biggar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5803