Study programme Agricultural Economics Agricultural Engineering Agroecology Animal Sciences Horticulture Landscape architecture Organic Agriculture Plant Protection Plant Sciences

Urban landscape design (188834)

ECTS 6.00
Teaching hours 60
Lectures 18
Practicum 14
Seminar 28
Grading
Sufficient (2) 60-71 %
Good (3) 71-81 %
Very good (4) 81-91 %
Excellent (5) 91-100 %

Course coordinator

Assist. Prof. Ines Hrdalo, PhD
Assist. Prof. Ines Hrdalo, PhD

Course description

Students get knowledge very important for the whole deisgn process and gane skills for dealing with spatial tasks with diferent levele of demands. This course train students in a process of understanding diferent problems in developemnt of open spaces and thier conection to the other social and spatial links to the whole urban systems. This course is dealing with basic types of urban open spaces, definition of landscape qualities, as well as urban green infrastructure and its roles in planning if sustinable urban areas.

Type of course

General competences

This course aims for some basic knowledge in dealing with spatial problems in urban landscapes.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcome Evaluation methods
Identify spatial and social problems of less complex landscape architecture objects
Generate and develop creative alternatives of possible solutions for less complex landscape architecture objects
Implement appropriate manual and computer graphic techniques common in the field of landscape architecture
Orally and graphically present and justify proposed solutions to professionals and general public

Methods of grading

Evaluation elements Maximum points or Share in evaluation Grade rating scale Grade Direct teaching hours Total number of average student workload ECTS
Seminar 1 40% 0 – 60 %
60 -71%
71 -81%
81 -91%
91 -100%
Insufficient (1)
Sufficient (2)
Good (3)
Very good (4)
Excellent (5)
Seminar 2 40% 0 – 60 %
60 -71%
71 -81%
81 -91%
91 -100%
Insufficient (1)
Sufficient (2)
Good (3)
Very good (4)
Excellent (5)
Exam written 20% 0 – 60 %
60 -71%
71 -81%
81 -91%
91 -100%
Insufficient (1)
Sufficient (2)
Good (3)
Very good (4)
Excellent (5)

Weekly class schedule

  1. Urban landscape - introduction (L); Analysis of existing parks (E)
  2. Green infrastucture in planning the city (L); Presentation od analised parks, disscusion (E)
  3. Park- development, historical evolution (L); Introiduction into task (seminar 1) (S) ; field, inventory, analyses of space (T)
  4. Park human domensions – contemporary practice (L); Analyses, zoning and developemnt of possible solutions – dijagrams (S)
  5. Landscape perception and landscape design (L); Crits of concepts (E)
  6. Open urban spaces and urban green infrastructure (L); Crits of concepts developemnt (E)
  7. Open urban spaces and spatial planning documentation (L); Krits of choosen concept and developemnt into preliminary design (S)
  8. Strategic developemnt of urban open spaces (L); Crits on preliminary design solution (S)
  9. Presentation od seminar 1 (S)
  10. Introduction - design of smaller urban spaces (S); field trip (F)
  11. Comments of analitical part (S)
  12. Comment of diagrams and conceptual sketches (S)
  13. Comments and disscusion of alterantive solutions (S)
  14. Presentation of seminar 2 (S).

Obligatory literature

  1. Marcus, C.C., Francis, C. (1998): People Places, New York.
  2. Kaplan, R., Kaplan, S., Ryan, R.L. (1998): With people in mind: Design and management of everyday nature. Washington, DC: Island Press.
  3. Baljon, L. (1995): Designing Parks Amsterdam
  4. Moore, K. (2010): Overlooking the visual, demystifying the art of design, Routledge
  5. Dee C. (2001): Form and fabric in landscape architecture, A visual introduction, Spon press

Recommended literature

  1. Turner, T. (1996): City as Landscape. E&FN Spoon, London.
  2. Lynch, K. (1974): The image of the city.
  3. Sitte, K. (1967): The art of building cities.
  4. Koh, J. i Beck, A. (2006). Parks, People and City. In: Topos: Parks, Vol.55, p. 14-20.
  5. Hrdalo, I. (2013): Green systems in the evolution of the open spaces of selected Mediterranean towns. Doctorial dissertation, Biotehniška fakulteta, Univerza v Ljubljani.