Professional/ShortCourse Urban Greening: Planning, Design and Delivery
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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.
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.
Prices and dates
Supplementary fee information
|Cohort February 2024||Time||Location|
|Tuesdays: 06, 20, February; 05, 19 March; 16 April 2024||10:00-16:00||Frenchay Campus|
All prices are VAT exempt.
For information on fees, managing your money and determining your fee status, please go to our fees and funding pages.
UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY.
How to apply
How to apply
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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 (Danielle.Sinnett@uwe.ac.uk). 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)