GEOG7580 Urban Cultural Landscape (3 units)
The aim of this course is to train students in identifying, interpreting and protecting urban cultural landscapes (UCL). The objectives of this course are to help students understand the evolution of the urban landscape, its symbolic meanings and effects on urban living, as well as issues in relation to planning and design of UCL. It also introduces students to the practices of professions, such as urban design, landscape architecture, public arts, and cultural activities, which deal with culture and urban landscapes. The course will also enable students to develop their understanding of relationships between cultures, peoples, urban development and landscapes. This course looks into the urban landscape, specifically (1) its formation and evolution with time and space, (2) its symbolic meanings and effects on urban living, as well as (3) issues in relation to its planning and design.
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