Landscape Architecture and Planning (BLP) / BSc


Landscape Architecture and Planning is concerned both with the creative process of making plans and designs on various spatial scales and with different temporal horizons and with the organization of interactive and participatory spatial decision making processes. The study focuses primarily on the rural-urban metropolitan landscapes of the Netherlands and Europe in a dynamic and global context of cultural, ecological, technological, economic and political transformation.
At Wageningen University landscape architecture and spatial planning recognise a common ground in their focus on landscape. The BSc programme Landscape Architecture and Planning thus involves research, planning and design of landscapes to understand, create, maintain, protect and enhance places to be functional, meaningful, sustainable, inclusive and beautiful.
In order to comprehend the complex relationships between people, nature and landscape the study program integrates concepts and approaches from both the creative arts and the natural and social sciences and incorporates the latest advances in technology. It combines the professional skills of physical design and spatial planning with the ability to conduct research and express a scholarly attitude in a critical and reflexive way.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this BSc programme graduates are expected to:
- be able to distinguish different design and planning theories, methodologies and practices;
- have the creativity and power of imagination necessary to generate and represent future landscapes and spatial organizations and their impact on society at large and can distinguish different planning or design methods;
- be able to present models, alternatives and potential scenarios of past, present and future landscape; interventions on interrelating scales and/or research results both visually, orally and in text;
- are able to carry out an analysis of the physical and social dimensions of landscapes and their historical development in order to understand the multidimensional aspects of landscapes and to assess the impact of proposed landscape interventions on people's lives;
- be able to identify the ethical implications of planning and design interventions in relation to themes as gender, equity, multiculturalism and sustainability;
- be able to execute landscape research under supervision: the graduates are able to develop a research proposal, to formulate research questions, to collect empirical data and to analyse different types of related literature;
- have scientific curiosity, are pro-active and able to motivate an opinion;
- be critical, self-reflective and able to operate according to explicit academic codes of conduct and professional ethical standards;
- be able to operate in individual and group work settings and to be responsible for all related outcomes;
- be able to design and plan under supervision his/her own learning path, based on continuous evaluation upon personal knowledge, skills and performance.


- Landscape Architecture;
- Spatial Planning.

Programme Director H. van der Stoep
Phone: 0317-(4)81896

Study Adviser(s)

Carlotte Cruijsen MSc
Phone: 0317-(4)81896
Consultation hours: weekly based on reservation at For urgent questions, please contact Hilde Holleman (secretary) by email:

Programme Committee

Chair: dr. ir. M. Duineveld
Secretary: H. Holleman


Study Association

Genius Loci
Forum building, Droevendaalsesteeg 2, 6708 PB Wageningen

Unconditional Admission to the MSc

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