Course code PHG316

PHG316 Urban Greening and Landscape Management

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2021 - 2022 .

Course responsible: Ingjerd Solfjeld
Teachers: Eva Vike, Line Rosef
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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 20 students can participate. 
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Every second year, 2021, 2023, ... 
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Preferential right:
Engelsk: Master´s degree students in Plant Science or Landscape Architecture and Bachelor´s degree students in Plant Science and Landscape Ingeneering.
Course contents:
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. 
Learning outcome:


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. 

General competence 

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.

Learning activities:
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 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)
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Written report and presentation thereof. 

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
Nominal workload:
250 hours
Entrance requirements:
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