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Studio – Water environments and landscape architecture

The course aims to introduce theory, knowledge and skills about environmental climate-adapted overall water planning and landscape architecture, as well as to develop and deepen understanding, competence, and judgements in delimited landscape architecture.

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Hi & welcome to the course!

New course-setup

This year's version of the course is completely new, both in terms of content and course-team. The course will have a clear focus on climate-adapted and nature-based stormwater planning and design in urban environments, following the urban water cycle from green roofs, rainbeds, constructed wetlands etc all the way to the natural water habitats. The course team will consist of me, Maria Wisselgren, Tomas Eriksson and Sofia Sandqvist. To our help we have different experts that you will meet throughout the course.

Our project area will be the future Uppsala Business Park ("gamla Pharmacia") where you will be working on a larger wetland design close to Uppsala's southern (highway)entrance (east of IKEA). Fyrisån which is the river running past Ultuna is the recipient of this water.

As we are planning everything from scratch, it is taking some extra time for us. Therefore you might need some extra patience with us and just trust that we will take good care of you = we will do our best to give you both the right information and the right support when you need it. Don't hesitate to contact us (me) if you have any questions or if you have any helpful information.

Preliminary schedule and date for written exam

The date for the written exam is preliminary and noted in the preliminary schedule. Any other date that you might see through LADOK is presently not correct. We will give you the new date as soon as we get a confirmation from the examination-booking at SLU.

Compulsory literature

The first book is added under the literaturelist-tab here on the course page. The rest of the reading will come shortly. All literature will be available for free online via the SLU-library, or as a pdf on Canvas.

The extracted pages from "Water centric..." will be available in a pdf on Canvas later.

/Sofia Eskilsdotter

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is now closed

LK0421-10194 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for LK0421

Academic year 2022/2023

Studio – Water environments and landscape architecture (LK0421-10040)

2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

Water centric sustainable planning, retrofitting, and building the next urban environment

Novotny, Vladimir, 1938-; Ahern, John, 1949-; Brown, Paul, 1944-c2010

Read pages: 1-37, 59-60, 87-90, (97-114), (158-170), 177-227, 427-478 to an external site.

The Routledge handbook of urban ecology

Douglas, Ian, 1936- editor.; Routledge (Firm)2021

Read: Chapters 13,14, 15, 17, 27, 28 to an external site.

Integrated Sustainable Urban Water, Energy, and Solids Management: Achieving Triple Net‐Zero Adverse Impact Goals and Resiliency of Future Communities

Author(s):Vladimir NovotnyFirst published:15 January 2020Print ISBN:9781119593652 |Online ISBN:9781119593683 |DOI:10.1002/9781119593683© 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Read: Preface + Chapters 1, 2 and 6 to an external site.

Messy ecosystems orderly frames

Joan Iverson-Nassauer

PDF on Canvas (Files/References/Main literature)

Perceived sensory dimensions 

Stoltz, Grahn.

PDF on Canvas (Files/References/Main literature)

Swedish EPA's Guidance for sustainable stormwater management:

2023-07-18 machine translated and format-edited copy of the following webpage with subpages The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (= SNV - Naturvårdsverket)

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture for Sustainable Urbanisation - Master's Programme Landscape Architecture Programme - Uppsala, Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0421 Application code: SLU-10194 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%