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Landscape Systems

PDLA Course (2019-20)

Related Staff : Vincci MAK


This course introduced landscape as a dynamic assemblage of geological, hydrological, pedagogical, and biological systems in continuous interaction with natural factors (climate, ecology) and human factors (society, economy, urbanization). It introduced the science, as well as the related conceptual frameworks, that underpin the creation and management of landscapes. The course also explored the specific relationships between people and their natural environment within the case-study landscapes of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. It provided a foundation for ‘reading’ landscapes and ultimately for assessing their specific qualities and functions, as well as providing more general critical reflection on oft-used terms in practice today such as sustainability, performance, productivity, and resilience. Classes were often held on site to gain practical and experiential knowledge in the field.

As a class, students explored the landscape systems in Kowloon, and mapped out how they are connected as networks to facilitate contemporary living in the city.
UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE