LAR-11803 Introduction Landscape Architecture and Planning: Experiences


Studiepunten 3.00

One day excursion28
Individual Paper1
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. PA Roncken
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. M Duineveld
dr. ir. PA Roncken
G Kleinrensink
Examiner(s)dr. ir. PA Roncken
dr. ir. M Duineveld
G Kleinrensink

Language of instruction:



This introductory course deals with highlights and best practices in contemporary landscape architecture and land use planning. These will be taught in the context of the national domain. The emphasis will be on introductory classes by various staff members and practitioners. The rationale of the curriculum will be explained as well as the consecutive common elements and diverging disciplinary tracks in the Bsc as well as in the MSc. The common denominators are knowledge of the appearances of landscape; landscape meanings and human interventions. The following questions will be examined by field excursions, discussions and project analysis.
What forces are creating and changing landscape?
How do common people and different particular stakeholder groups in society perceive landscape and driving forces?
What is the role of professionals in design, planning and analysis?
To what extent should analysis based planning and design control developments of the landscape?

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- recognize both intellectually and intuitionally the domains of landscape architecture, planning and social-spatial analysis;
- memorize references of the integrative nature of the study in landscape architecture and planning and their mutual relationships to natural and social sciences as well as to art and cultural history;
- identify examples of recent developments and aims reflected by best practices of landscape architecture and planning;
- collect and select individually visual and oral data that help to identify and illustrate the relevant planning and design themes;
- appraise the multiplicity of academic and societal perspectives during discussion, illustrated by two individually written essays;
- demonstrate concise writing by given assignments;
- create an imaginative collage that reveals originality and visual effectiveness.


The staff members and practitioners will teach classes and guide excursions. Literature encompasses selected reading in Dutch. Students will be invited to collect personal memories, data from reports, journals and periodicals and field trip diaries. These data will be used to produce an illustrated essay in the Dutch language.


Written (exercise book, essay + images)


Exercise book.

Verplicht voor: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBSc1MO