Understanding Cultural Landscape
Course Code:CSCM01-202309
Mode of Study:Part Time
Application Deadline:6th September 2023 (Wednesday)
Commencement Date:6th September 2023 (Wednesday)
Tuition fee:HKD6,600 (expense for site visits is excluded)
Contact Hours & Study Period:1-2 sessions per week, a total 30 contact hours in a month’s time
Teaching Medium:English, supplemented with Cantonese
Course Description

This course introduces the basic concept for understanding cultural landscape sites and their importance as heritage in local and global context. It will introduce the idea and typology of cultural landscape, analyse the tangible and intangible components, and explain the nature-culture interlinkage of cultural landscape. Demonstrated with real case examples, students will learn and understand different management issues and conservation strategies for sustaining cultural landscapes.

  •    Ms Katie CHICK (Course Coordinator)
  •    Ms. Anna YAU
  •    The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
Tel: 3917-4767
Email: ccsg@hku.hk

September 6, 2023 (Wednesday) 7:00pm-10:00pmLecture: Concepts and typology of cultural landscape
September 13, 2023 (Wednesday) 7:00pm-10:00pmLecture: Components of cultural landscape resources and examples in Hong Kong
September 16, 2023 (Saturday) 2:00pm-5:30pmField Trip: Designed landscape – Cemeteries in Happy Valley
September 20, 2023 (Wednesday) 7:00pm-10:00pmLecture: Significance of Cultural Landscapes and General Issues
September 23, 2023 (Saturday) 9:00am-5:00pmField Trip: Organically evolving and associative landscape – Lai Chi Wo
September 27, 2023 (Wednesday) 7:00pm-10:00pmLecture: Conservation and sustainable management of cultural landscape
October 7, 2023 (Saturday) 2:00pm-5:30pmField Trip: Historical urban landscape – Yau Ma Tei
October 14, 2023 (Saturday)Contingency
October 18, 2023 (Wednesday) 7:00pm-10:00pmStudent presentation and course roundup

Download and fill in Course Application Form (proof of academic qualification is required) and return to Academy for Sustainable Communities by application deadline (by email or post)

(a) have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language; or
(b) have passed five subjects in HKCEE, including Chinese Language and English Language; or
(c) hold equivalent academic qualifications, taking into consideration individual merit

CEF Reimbursable Course
(CEF Course Code: 44Z127634)

Students, who attained attendance rate of not less than 70% and have the course assessment passed, will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the Policy for Sustainability Lab. This course is one of the four modules of the “Certificate in Sustainable Communities” programme (QF Level: 3; QR Registration No.: 18/000784/L3; QR Registration Validity Period: From 11 Sep 2018 – on-going). Students who have obtained a Certificate of Achievement in all four modules are eligible for the “Certificate in Sustainable Communities” awarded by the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education.

What is Cultural Landscape?

Cultural landscapes are defined by the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO as cultural properties and represent the “combined works of nature and of man”. It denotes “a diversity of manifestations of the interaction between humankind and its natural environment” (UNESCO, 2012).

Supporting Organisations

Hong Kong Architecture Centre

Hong Kong Geographical Association

Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists

Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited

Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design

Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association