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103-0347-00L  Landscape Planning and Environmental Systems

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersA. Grêt-Regamey
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for master students, otherwise a special permisson by the lecturers is required.

Catalogue data

AbstractIn the course, methods for the identification and measurement of landscape characteristics, as well as measures and implementation of landscape planning are taught. Landscape planning is put into the context of the environmental systems (soil, water, air, climate, flora and fauna) and discussed with regard to socio-political questions of the future.
ObjectiveThe aims of this course are:
1) To illustrate the concept of landscape planning, the economic relevance of landscape and nature in the context of the environmental systems (soil, water, air, climate, flora and fauna).
2) To show landscape planning as an integral information system for the coordination of different instruments by illustrating the aims, methods, instruments and their functions in landscape planning.
3) To show the importance of ecosystem services.
4) To point out basic information about nature and landscape: Analysis and assessment of the complex interactions between landscape elements, effects of existing and foreseeable utilization of space (nature goods and services and landscape functions).
5) To identify and measure the characteristics of landscape.
6) Learn how to use the instrument of GIS appropriately in landscape planning.
ContentIn this course, the following topics are discussed:
- Definition of the concept of landscape
- Landscape change
- Landscape planning
- Methods, instruments and aims of landscape planning (politics)
- Socio-political questions of the future
- Environmental systems, IUCN Red List, ecological connectivity
- Urban landscape services
- Practice of landscape planning
- Use of GIS in landscape planning
Lecture notesNo script. The documentation, consisting of presentation slides are partly handed out and are provided for download on the PLUS website.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe contents of the course will be illustrated in the associated lecture 103-0347-01 U (Landscape Planning and Environmental Systems (GIS Exercises)). An combination of courses is recommended.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersA. Grêt-Regamey, A. Stritih
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationCan also be written in German.
Written aidsCalculator (not capable of external communication)
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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103-0347-00 VLandscape Planning and Environmental Systems Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
2 hrs
Fri08-10HIL E 9 »
A. Grêt-Regamey


No information on groups available.


General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Permission from lecturers required for all students

Offered in

Geomatic Engineering MasterMajor in PlanningOInformation
Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MasterCompulsory CoursesOInformation
Environmental Engineering MasterLandscapeOInformation
Environmental Engineering MasterEM: LandscapeWInformation