LUP-11303 Introduction Landscape Architecture and Planning: Theory


Studiepunten 3.00

Literature study
Course coordinator(s)G Kleinrensink
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. M Duineveld
prof. dr. AJJ van der Valk
dr. ir. PA Roncken
G Kleinrensink
Examiner(s)prof. dr. AJJ van der Valk

Language of instruction:

Dutch and/or English


This second introductory course deals with core concepts and keywords in contemporary landscape architecture and spatial planning. These will be taught in the context of both in the national and the international domain. The emphasis will be on a selection of concepts, categories and definitions that will be reflected by the various disciplines that are involved in shaping and planning landscapes or elements within landscapes. The following questions will be answered:
- how to define and control forces within changing landscape?
- how do different stakeholder groups in society define landscape and driving forces?
- what is the main objective of science in design, planning and analysis?
- what is the role of art in relation to science?

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- describe and illustrate fundamental conceptual frameworks that are relevant to understand the landscape both as a natural and societal system;
- recognize and compare theories and methodologies of classical and contemporary landscape architects and spatial planners;
- clarify the different roles of landscape architects and spatial planners;
- explain the need and value of multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches in landscape architecture and spatial planning;
- demonstrate a critical attitude to theory;
- compare different types of planning and design processes, both operational and strategic and on various spatial and temporal scales;
- clarify the role of different sketches, maps or documents in planning and design projects.


A team of lecturers uses a range of didactic means. The students will: - follow introduction lectures; - take part in oral summarizing of the lectures; - take part in critical reflections on the theory.


The course includes a written exam by questions in the last week of the period. The exam consists of 4 parts (A, B, C and D) with equal weights. However, throughout the course the teaching staff will also evaluate students for their attitude during the course work (taking part in discussions, summarizing, etc.). This evaluation can be used to upgrade or degrade the final grade.


Study materials that will be used:
- Selected parts of the book by Marjan C. Hidding, ' Planning voor stad en land' .
Uitgeverij Coutinho; derde, herziene druk 2006. ISBN-10: 90 469 0014 2 (*)
- Selected parts of the book: ' Anticiperend landschapsbeleid Deel 1: Drijvende krachten' ; J.A. Klijn, F.R. Veeneklaas; Alterra rapport nr. 1557. (*)
- Lexicon van de tuin- en landschapsarchitectuur by Meto J. Vroom, tweede gewijzigde druk augustus 2010. Uitgeverij Blauwdruk ISBN 978-90-758271-15-7(*)
- Tussen analyse en ontwerp, Dreamscapes - Beelden op de Berg 8, Uitgeverij Blauwdruk ISBN 90-75271-11-5. - Selected literature.
- Registred students have access to the EduWeb of the course, where additional materials and power points of the introductory lectures will be placed
(*) Book will further be used in the course on the ' The Metropolitan Landscape: Integrated Landscape, Theory, Excursions' and' Integrated Studio' . The books and the reader will be available at the WUR-shop at the beginning of the course

Verplicht voor: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBSc2MO