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Unit Overview


The aim of this unit is to understand the interdependence of successful design and management in landscape architecture projects of different scales. This unit will develop essential knowledge of landscape management, taking landscape design and planning beyond the implementation and establishment phases and into the long-term development of a landscape. Landscape management takes into consideration the dynamic character of a landscape, including its vegetation, water and hard material, by actions that involve stakeholders and special organisations. In the time of climatic and economical challenges, there is a need for the development of new strategic management and maintenance regimes for green spaces.

The unit will discuss methodology, practical and theoretical approaches and applications for planting design and landscape management strategies for both cultural and natural landscapes.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Landscape Architecture major sequence

Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the techniques, issues and methods required for the successful implementation of landscape architecture proposals; (2) analyse the principles and techniques of plant propagation and supply, tree management turf culture and soil production, and relate them to landscape design, implementation and management; (3) demonstrate a conceptual framework of re-vegetation, and apply knowledge of a range of plant communities in the preparation of a re-vegetation strategy for a selected site; (4) demonstrate familiarity with the processes and techniques of re-vegetation using indigenous species; and (5) analyse landscape management strategies of cultural protected landscapes (historic urban and regional heritage landscapes).


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) management plan; (2) re-vegetation plan; and (3) group presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Maria Ignatieva
Unit rules
Successful completion of
Unit(s) LACH2000 Landscape Context Studio
Successful completion of
Unit(s) LACH2001 Landscape Dynamic Studio
Contact hours
up to 4 hours per week of seminars (lecture and fieldwork)
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.