Contemporary Urban Landscapes - (15 credits)

Urban landscapes and green infrastructure offer significant benefits to the people who live and work in urban areas. This module will examine the development of these landscapes over time, their planning and design, and subsequent management and need for landscape protection measures. This will include a critical evaluation of the impact and response to social, political, economic and environmental issues. The different approaches taken to the landscape management and the formulation of management strategies will be considered. Site assessment will be integral to this using research in to the past to inform the future. Case study sites such as the Queen Elizabeth Legacy Park, London, will be used to explore key aspects of the modules.