20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module will provide the foundation for undergraduate students' understanding about planning, designing and managing landscapes for sustainable communities with a particular focus on the social aspects of this. Overall the aims of the module are to: - undertake an analysis of a neighbourhood area with a specific focus on the social construction of the study area; - understand who under-represented users of green and open spaces are, how they use these spaces and the barriers to their use of such spaces; - develop an understanding of theories of engaging communities in the planning, design and management of green and open spaces; - learn from some examples; - draw upon learning about who and how to engage with communities on a project with a real client; - produce a design for a specific site. This module forms part of a programme of study accredited by the Landscape Institute.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Fieldwork, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Landscape Architecture):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK