ECTS Credits: 120
In the Valencian Community, the 2014 Law on the Use of Land, Urban and Landscape Planning considers landscape as the main structural element that then guides urban planning through the concept of Green Infrastructure, which encompasses all levels of the territory and its planning.
The underlying reason that explains the inclusion of landscaping amongst the academic courses offered by the School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Valencia is the leap forward in this field over the last decades. It has evolved from its traditional dimension linked to horticulture and gardening to embrace an architectural-urban dimension that places landscaping in the sphere of design disciplines, and includes all levels of this, from design to architectural plans, and from the urban plans to land use.
Setting an architectural-urban dimension of landscape architecture is perfectly compatible with an open recognition of it as a multidisciplinary field that includes different components: design disciplines, creative arts, technology, environmental sciences and social sciences.