Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)
THE NEW URBAN LANDSCAPE - THEORY AND METHODASBN10

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. ASBN10 overlap following cours/es: ASB121, ASB121 och ASB121. Compulsory for: MSUD1. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Ass.Professor Peter Siöström, Peter.Siostrom@arkitektur.lth.se, Inst för arkitektur och byggd miljö. Assessment: Approved essay, approved assignments and at least 80% active participation at seminars, lectures and group presentations. Further information: This course is an in-depth theoretic and method oriented complement to course ASBN15 Sustainable Urban Landscape (18 hp), the content is intended as an aid to the design assignment. It is also appropriate to take these courses together with course ASBN25 Landscape Architecture and Gardens (6 hp).

Aim
The course sets out to develop the students’ knowledge of the theoretical premises for sustainable design in rural and urban contexts as well as in transition zones. A further aim is to expand the students’ knowledge about the prerequisites and problem structures related to landscape design and knowledge about methods for qualified landscape analysis. In addition, the objective is to enhance the students’ ability to reflect critically about current trends with regard to rural development, and the landscape as a resource for recreation and outdoor life in a regional perspective.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
This course is an in-depth theoretical and method oriented complement to course ASBN15 Sustainable Urban Landscape. It deals primarily with the theoretical premises for sustainable design related to the natural and cultural landscapes. Tuition is mainly in the form of lectures and seminars. The students are also given an orientation and training in the use of recognised tools and methods for analysing and visualising the landscape.

Literature
Course compendium and supplementary literature, the contents of which vary from year to year.