LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT

Course ID: IGP/ZP-SE>ZARZKRAJ
Course title: LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
Semester: 2 / Winter
ECTS: 4
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Land Management
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites: Natural Conditions in Land Management, knowledge of the GIS environment
Contact person: dr inż. Piotr Krajewski; piotr.krajewski@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: The importance of the landscape for different social groups. Landscapes classifications. Legal basis of management and landscape planning. Landscape audit. The methods of landscape valuation used in spatial planning. Models of landscape management in European countries. Protection of the landscape in the planning documents and environmental impact assessments. Evaluation of changes in the landscape. Landscape management of urban and rural areas. Basic species of trees and shrubs.
Full description: Definition and importance of the landscape for different social groups, structure and resources of the landscape. The basic classifications of landscapes, landscapes of Lower Silesia. Causes and consequences of the negative changes in the landscape, driving forces of change in the landscape, data sources of the landscape. Legal basis for the protection, management and landscape planning, the importance of the European Landscape Convention. The legal basis for landscape protection areas - Nature Conservation Act, the law on the protection and care of monuments. The importance of the law on amendments to some laws in connection with the strengthening of tools to protect the landscape (called The Act of landscape), the tasks of local government units in the field of landscape management. Landscape management in the context of the Law on spatial planning and development, landscape audit. The method of landscape valuation used during landscape audit, the rules for determining the priority landscapes. Typology of landscapes, examples of the typology of landscapes in various European countries. Methods of valuation and assessment of landscape changes for the purpose of spatial planning. Protection of the landscape in the planning documents and environmental impact assessments. Assessment of changes in the landscape. Landscape management of urban and rural areas, functions, importance and principles of shaping the green places in urban and rural areas. The main species of trees and shrubs in Polish landscape.
Bibliography: Obligatory literature: 1. The current legislation of landscape management in Poland 2. European Landscape Convention, Council of Europe, Florence 2000. 3. Dudzińska A., Świerk D., Jeleniewska M. Urbański P., 2014, Perception-based valuation of landscape in the area around Lake Rusałka in Poznań, Poland, using Wejchert's Impression Curve Method, Barometr Regionalny vol. 12/1: 79-88. 4. Krajewski P., 2016, Landscape changes in suburban area of Bratislava (Slovakia), [in:] Halada L., Baca A., Boltizar M., Landscape and Landscape Ecology. Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, pp. 110-118. 5. Senetra A., Wasilewicz-Pszczółkowska M., Grzelak-Kostulska E., 2015, The European Landscape Convention as a tool for protection, management and planning of landscapes, Barometr Regionalny vol. 13/3: 81-88. Complementary literature: 6. Bürgi M., Hersperger A.M., Schneeberger N., 2004, Driving forces of landscape change – current and new directions. Landscape Ecology, vol. 19, p. 857-868 7. Antrop M., 2005, Why landscapes of the past are important for the future, Landscape and Urban Planning no. 70 (1–2):21–34. 8. Swanwick C., 2004, Topic Paper 6: Techniques and criteria for judging capacity and sensitivity, The Countryside Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge He has an extended knowledge of the role and importance of landscape and sustainable management of its resources, and its threats and causes and driving forces of its changes. He has an extended knowledge about the importance of the landscape and the necessity of planning the changes in the spatial planning as an essential element for the proper functioning and development of rural areas. He knows the basic methods, techniques, tools and materials used during the landscape assessment for the needs of spatial planning and new investments. Skills He has the ability to select and modify the typical activities (including techniques and technologies) to improve the quality of human life by defining the principles of proper management of the landscape in the landscape audit He is able to plan and carry out analysis, including measurements and computer simulations, interpret the results and draw conclusions for the management of the landscape in the spatial planning process. He can - during formulating and solving engineering tasks - to integrate knowledge of the spatial protection and development of the environment, landscape architecture and apply a systemic approach, taking into account the non-technical aspects. Social competences He can properly organize teamwork. Understands the meaning of the group leader. It has the ability to communicate effectively with the public and to persuade proposed solutions.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (50%) + grade obtained at lectures (50%)

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