15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module examines the cultural, social and historical aspects of landscape design and planning at the macro-scales of landscape planning and urban design, including how the larger landscape, communities and whole cities have been conceived, planned and managed. These issues will be addressed through lectures exploring the historical development of the larger landscape - both rural and urban - as both a planned and unplanned artefact of human activity. Sociological and demographic questions will also be addressed with the aim of seeing how individuals and groups can react to larger trends to create more just and sustainable communities.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, 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