MSc Environmental Governance

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Green Infrastructure: Principles, Policies and Practice 1

Course unit fact file
Unit code PLAN64001
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Available as a free choice unit? No


The course unit introduces the concept of Green Infrastructure and its application in policies and practice. Using global examples of the design, development and investment in Green Infrastructure the module will make links between the principles of landscape and urban sustainability and the implementation of these theories in practice. It will take a purposefully broad approach to these debates to integrate both conceptual and real-world practice from planning, geography, urban, environmental and landscape studies to present Green Infrastructure as a polymath term that is applicable to scenarios across the built and natural environment.


To achieve this the module will be focussed around the conceptual, spatial, disciplinary and temporal presentations of Green Infrastructure presented in the academic, policy and practice literature. Assessing landscape and urban change from this perspective will provide the module with a set of analytical lenses through which the format, focus and delivery of Green Infrastructure can be assessed against competing socio-cultural, political, economic and ecological needs. This will be complimented by the discussion and deconstruction of the concept’s principles in

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Ian Mell Unit coordinator

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