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OUTDOOR RECREARTION PLANNING AND DESIGN , LBTU, 20-24 March, 2023 , distance part 01-20 March, 2023

BOVA intensive bachelor and master Course ( 20-24 March, 2023 , distance part  01-20 March, 2023)

Number of credits in ECTS: 4 

Outdoor recreation in urban but especially natural green and blue spaces is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. People are encouraged to go outdoors and spend time in nature, but in order to balance the impact of visitors on potentially sensitive natural areas appropriate infrastructure is necessary. It is important for landscape architecture students to understand the impact of outdoor recreation on natural landscapes, to be able to see how to plan and design the necessary infrastructure in order to reduce the negative impact of recreation, and to learn how to plan and design territories for recreation.


The aim of the study course is to acquire the basic principles of outdoor recreation design in nature territories. The study course will cover a survey and analysis of a chosen territory, and zoning planning for activities to match demand with supply. Health and well-being promoting aspects will be highlighted.

Students will gain:

knowledge: about the analyses of the site, specific planning and design principles and application of best practices in the relevant areas;

skills: to analyze and plan a territory according to its functions and specific goals;

competencies: to evaluate which design principles are most suitable for different nature territories.


A site for design will be chosen in cooperation with local stakeholders and after the course, results will be presented to the municipality. Final presentations from working groups will be prepared as ArcGIS Story maps and will be available online.


Course leader: Kristine Vugule, Faculty of Environment and Civil Engineering, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies


Distance learning part: 01.03.2023. - 20.03.2023.

Information for registration and scholarship: Consult your local BOVA or NOVA coordinator.

Course program 

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If you have any questions, please contact BOVA coordinator at LBTU:

Submitted on: Wed, 02/02/2022 - 13:27