Rhedir gan School of Natural Sciences
20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Eefke Mollee
This module develops an understanding of the principles and practice of urban forestry around the world. It provides an historical overview of the relationships between trees and cities and its importance as an emerging field of study. It further covers how different disciplines relate to urban forestry and looks at future scenarios of retrofitting the old as well as designing future cities.
We explore the unique characteristics of trees in the urban environment. The module begins with an introduction into the relationships between cities and trees by providing a historical overview and classifying the different types of urban forestry. We will then look into the different disciplines related to urban forestry, such as ecosystem services and wellbeing. Before moving on to different tools and techniques that can be used to measure and evaluate urban forestry, as well as looking at management aspects. The module will also have guest speakers from the field and provides insights through case studies. In the final unit, we will consider how all the above knowledge can be used to design future cities, addressing issues of retrofitting old cities and designing new sustainable cities.
Summary of course content: - Historical overview of the relationships between trees and cities - Classification of types of urban green - Urban ecology and ecosystem services - Urban green and wellbeing - Modelling urban forests - Urban forestry management and planning - Future cities
Achieve an A grade overall for the module. In addition to the above, be able to present well reasoned arguments for and against particular approaches to planting trees in cities. Present clear evidence of wide reading around the subject and an ability to combine elements of urban forestry in urban designs.
Be able to demonstrate knowledge of urban forestry concepts and systems with few factual errors, and how the different components interact. Be able to list the various stakeholders. Be able to collate and synthesise material for a case study and present it, orally or in written form, to a descriptive level.
In addition to above, demonstrate an ability to think critically about the roles of the various stakeholders and the key interactions between people and trees in the urban environment.
Show an understanding of the complexities of the urban environment by being able to identify stakeholders in the developments of green cities.
Be able to identify and classify different types of urban forestry.
Be able to combine elements of urban forestry in the design of sustainable future cities.
Be able to evaluate key interactions between people, plants and cities, whether they are ecological, socio-economical or psychological.
|GWAITH CWRS||Video assignment||
The student will create a short video, in which they address a local case study. The video will need to contain a narrative and clear logical structure: 1) Introduction, 2) Critical examination of the case by identifying stakeholders and and its flaws supported by relevant scientific and grey literature, 3) Provide an example where this issue was addressed beforehand either in the same locatio or elsewhere. 4) Conclusion with lessons learnt and recommendations.
|ADDRODDIAD||Proposal of your future city||
This will be a group assignment
|CYFRANOGIAD DOSBARTH||Forum discussions||
Students will be monitored on their weekly participation and contribution in the forum discussions. As well as the content of their three best posts.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
|Practical classes and workshops||6|
For residential students an urban forestry site will be visited, i.e. Merseyside forest or Birmingham. DL students will be encouraged to look up information from their nearest city (or the one they are in) and if possible go for a visit and share their city's greening policy.
Lectures delivered face-to-face for residential students and on-line via Panopto for distance learning students. Recordings will also be available via Blackboard.
Personal study to support material delivered in lectures, field site visits and seminars.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- PS1 Communication skills, covering both written and oral communication with a variety of audiences
- PS2 Skills in the employment of common conventions and standards in scientific writing, data presentation, and referencing literature
- PS3 Problem-solving skills, relating to qualitative and quantitative information
- PS5 Information location and retrieval skills, in relation to primary and secondary information sources, and the ability to assess the quality of information accessed
- PS7 Basic interpersonal skills, relating to the ability to interact with other people and to engage in teamworking
- PS8 Time management and organisational skills, as evidenced by the ability to plan and implement efficient and effective ways of working
- PS11 Problem-solving skills including the demonstration of self-direction, initiative and originality
- PS6 Information technology skills which support the location, management, processing, analysis and presentation of scientific information
- SK9 Read and engage with scientific literature
- SK11. Reading and engaging with scientific literature.
- SK13. Making oral presentations and writing reports, including critical evaluation.
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Gorfodol mewn cyrsiau:
- D9AN: MSc Conservation and Land Management year 1 (MSC/CLM)
- D3AB: MSc Environmental Forestry year 1 (MSC/EFOR)
Opsiynol mewn cyrsiau:
- D3AO: Certificate Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (CERT/FORDL)
- D5AG: PGCert Tropical Forestry year 1 (CERT/TF)
- D3AP: Diploma Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (DIP/FORDL)
- D5AH: PGDip Tropical Forestry year 1 (DIP/TF)
- D512: MFor Forestry year 4 (MFOR/FOR)
- D514: MFor Forestry with International Experience year 5 (MFOR/FORIE)
- D513: MFor Forestry (with placement year) year 5 (MFOR/FORP)
- D4BA: MSc Agroforestry and Food Security year 1 (MSC/AGFS)
- D4BB: MSc Agroforest & Food Security (Dist Learn) year 1 (MSC/AGFSDL)
- DDAB: MSc Agroforestry year 1 (MSC/AGRO)
- D3AQ: MSc Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (MSC/FORDL)
- D5AA: MSc Sustainable Tropical Forestry year 1 (MSC/STFOR)
- D5AA: MSc Sustainable Tropical Forestry year 2 (MSC/STFOR)
- D5AC: MSc Tropical Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (MSC/TF)