PHG316 Urban Greening and Landscape Management
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Course responsible: Ingjerd Solfjeld, Line Rosef
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
This course will only be given if students with M-PV/GM "grøntmiljø" or a minimum of five students register. Maximum 30 students can participate.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the August block and contiunues in the autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block and Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Every second year, 2023, 2025,...
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Engelsk: Master´s degree students in Plant Science or Landscape Architecture and Bachelor´s degree students in Plant Science and Landscape Ingeneering.
Plants and management in different types of green spaces in urban and rural surroundings are the basis for the work of this topic. With the plants as the premise givers, we will work together to develop a comprehensive understanding of green spaces. We will come by several topics along the way and go into more depth on some topics. Such as the use of foreign versus Norwegian species, restoration ecology and assessments around the preservation of large trees and the establishment of trees in parks and streets.
The student shall have broad insight into conditions that affect the possibilities of achieving good greenery, whether these have recreational, environmental or aesthetic functions. Have a basis for planning the establishment and appropriate jointing measures. The student shall have a good understanding of how different environmental factors and joint measures affect the development and quality of vegetation in green facilities and in the cultural landscape.
The student will have an overview of the various phases of planning, establishment and jointing and be able to point to challenges focusing on plants and discuss possible solutions in the various phases. The student shall be able to communicate with various actors in the field of planning, restoration, establishment/ revegetering and the jointing of green areas including the cultural landscape.
The student shall have respect for his/her or her. Realize the importance of the interaction between theory and practice and be able to assess what expertise should be involved in various projects.
Seminars and lectures, excursions and demonstrations. Seminars are based on student presentations, discussions and dialogues. Students write a report based on field surveys and present the work to the other students. The students will read each others reports and give feedback.
The students will be given feedback on their presentations and supervised during the report writing.
The syllabus list will be available at the start of the course. Presentations and demonstrations related to the excursions and exercises are also included in the curriculum. The syllabus is both in English and Norwegian.
Engelsk: PHG113 and JORD160 or similar, PHG213, PHG215 (can be taken in parallel)
Written report and presentation thereof.
The students must read each others reports and give feedback.
Participation in seminars with the presentation of academic topics and active discussion.
Participation in excursions and demonstrations.
Oral exam in the exam period, A-F
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
About 45 h lectures and seminars and about 20 h excursions and demonstrations
Details emerge from the schedule.
The course is in development and there may be changes along the way.
When repeating the course, the course must be taken in its entirety - including mandatory activity.
Extern examiner participate during oral examination
Examination details: Oral exam: Letter grades