Finland, Helsinki

Ecology and Management of Urban Green Space

when 4 August 2015 - 20 August 2015
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 640

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of ecology and management of urban green areas. The course will tackle urban sustainability, the ecosystem services approach and social-ecological linkages in city and green space planning, and will provide examples of designing a green city. The excursions focus on ecology and environmental technology as linked to urban green space and water elements. Another key focus is the role of green space in improving the ecological function of urban areas.

Course leader

Dr. Vesa Yli-Pelkonen

Target group

Ecology and Management of Urban Green Space is intended for students who have completed two to four years of study in relevant disciplines as well as for MSc students and professionals whose fields are related to the subject matter of the course.

Course aim

After completing the course, the students will have learned both basic and specific features of urban green space ecology, management and planning from the Finnish and an international perspective. They will have learned about the ecosystem services approach and how these services can make urban green space useful for urban residents. The students will be ready to apply the information, knowledge and skills acquired during the course in the theoretical and practical context of their own countries and cities.

Fee info

EUR 640: The fee applies to degree and PhD students who pay before June 1.