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Landscape Planning - seminar (Seminar)

Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
  • Isabel Augenstein
Umfang2 SWS
SemesterSommersemester 2020
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Anmerkung: The seminar forms a module together with the lecture 'Landscape Planning'. It is compulsory to take the entire module. The module is primarily addressed to students of the Msc. Programme "Sustainable Resource Management", Elective Field 'Landscape Management'.


Upon completion of the module, students are able to: recognize the purpose and objectives of Landscape Planning; explain instruments and procedural elements of contemporary Landscape Planning; select appropriate methods and tools to assess natural assets and landscape functions; be aware of the role of Landscape Planning in the decision-making upon the use of land; retrieve and interpret information from different sources; communicate key concepts relevant for environmental planning (both written and oral).


Concerned with the stewardship and enhancement of environmental systems, Landscape Planning is the key planning instrument for nature conservation and landscape management in Germany. The module introduces Landscape Planning and reflects on its potential contribution to sustainable land use with a focus on non-urban areas. The seminar gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge by reflecting on readings and planning documents as well as by discussing in class such topics as: contemporary and emerging scientific theories and methodological approaches relevant for environmental planning; rationale of stakeholder involvement; context-dependency of spatial planning; comparison of current jurisdictional and institutional arrangements on landscape-related planning in the home countries of the students and their implications.

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen

Basic understanding of environmental systems.

Lehr- und Lernmethoden

Lectures provide subject specific knowledge; class discussions of selected readings engage students in critical thinking; in group work activities students experience the application of selected methods and tools.

Studien-, Prüfungsleistung

The attainment of learning outcomes for the module will be assessed in a piece of research paper in which students work independently on complex issues of contemporary landscape planning demonstrating their breadth of understanding in drawing out implications of their findings and putting them into a broader context. The written assignment is complemented by a presentation and/or a colloquium for the purpose of assessing the capacity of the students to communicate their findings orally to an audience. Depending on the number of participants, research paper and accompanying talk may be prepared either individually or in groups.

Empfohlene Literatur

Haaren, Chr. v., Galler, C. & S. Ott (2008): Landscape planning. The basis of sustainable landscape development. Ed. by Federal Agency for Nature. Additional material will be provided