Professional/ShortCourse Urban Greening: Planning, Design and Delivery

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Architecture and Environment
Five days over 11 weeks
Part-time, on-campus
Course Director
Professor Danielle Sinnett

Page last updated 7 March 2024


Urban greening is the process of increasing the vegetation in our towns and cities. This is often achieved through green infrastructure, which is recognised as an essential component of liveable and sustainable places. This course will provide an in-depth knowledge of the state of the art in green infrastructure planning, design and delivery using examples and evidence from the UK and internationally.

Entry requirements

Participants are expected to have a first degree at 2.2 level or above (or equivalent), or alternatively have industrial experience. We strongly recommend that you speak to the course tutor prior to the course if you are unsure about your suitability to complete the course or assessment.

If you are a non-UK student you will need to show your valid passport on entry to the UK. Please check your eligibility to visit and study in the UK here. If you are a non-Irish EU national currently resident in Ireland please contact us for further advice.

If English is not your country's first language, you will be required to provide evidence to show you meet the UK Border Agency and the University's minimum English Language requirements.



  • The definitions of key terms including green and blue infrastructure, natural capital, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions;
  • The benefits of urban greening in terms of environmental quality, health and wellbeing, and adaptation to climate change;
  • The use of evidence from different disciplinary traditions;
  • The planning of green infrastructure at different spatial scales;
  • The design of green infrastructure elements in new and existing places;
  • The delivery and long-term maintenance of green infrastructure elements.

Learning and Teaching

The module is delivered by way of five study days of face-to-face teaching. These sessions will includes a range of formats including lectures, tutorials, exercises and workshops. Materials, including lecture recordings, will be available in virtual learning environments (VLEs).


The module assessment consists of a written report split into two tasks: an evidence-based critique of the green infrastructure in a neighbourhood of your choosing and a proposal outlining enhancements to the green infrastructure.


Study facilities

UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries and computer labs, and an excellent campus environment.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Course dates

Cohort - 2024 TBCTimeLocation
Five days over 11 weeksTBCFrenchay Campus

Course fees

All prices are VAT exempt.

CohortFebruary 2024
UK participants£1,156*
International participants£1,969*

*Fees displayed are based on 2023/24 entry and are an indication only. Please note there might be a small increase for 2024/25. Please complete our online enquiry form below to be notified once these details are made available. 

For information on fees, managing your money and determining your fee status, please go to our fees and funding pages.

Course location

UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.

How to find UWE Bristol

How to apply

How to apply

2024 - TBC*Booking - TBC*Enquire Now

*This course is planned to run again in 2024. Course dates, updated fees and online booking forms will be published here in the summer of 2024. Please complete our online enquiry form above to be notified once these details are made available.

As this module carries university accreditation, please note that once you have submitted your booking form, you will be required to provide the following supporting information for the Programme Leader to review and formally accept your application as required by the university:

  • An up-to-date copy of your Curriculum Vitae (including contact details of a work or academic reference)
  • A brief personal statement to support your application
  • A copy of your highest qualification certificate and transcript of modules studied
  • For UK students, a copy of your photographic proof of ID (i.e. driver's licence/passport
  • For non UK students, a copy of your passport. Please note you may need a Visitor Visa to come to the UK to study less than 6 months. Visit UWE's Visas website for more information.

For further information

  • Email: For specific questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, suitability, assessments, etc. please contact the Module Leader, Professor Danielle Sinnett ( For all queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. dates, fees, etc. please contact us using the online enquiry form link or phone number below.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81043 (option 1, then option 3)

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