Sustainable park management

Course content

The course will include the following topics;

  • Sustainability in an urban context
  • Management of operations in urban areas
  • Sustainable maintenance including economic perspectives


Excursions: Urban areas where sustainable maintenance is a focus point


The course is a part of the Erasmus+ project PROGRESS and can be taken both as a part of the Urban Landscape Engineer programme and as a part of the diploma in Park Management. If you study at the diploma in Park Management contact Ole Fryd,

See more here: https:/​/​​


Learning outcome

The purpose of the course is that participants will be able to contribute in relation to the development towards a more sustainable management and maintenance of the city's green spaces.


  • How to describe sustainability in an urban context
  • How to describe sustainability in park management
  • How to describe sustainability in a park maintenance situation



  • Can contribute to the development of sustainable park management and maintenance including both social, environmental and economical issues



  • Can collaborate with other relevant people in the development of sustainable management and sustainable green areas
  • Can, in collaboration with others, devise solutions for sustainable management in urban areas

Lectures, excursions, workshops, student presentations and disciússions. As a part of the course there will be held a 1 day conference: https:/​/​​baeredygtig-parkdrift/​

There will be participants from other European countries.

Passed the course "Parkdrift" or other similar skills - e.g. work experience with park maintenance.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
2,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Written assignment
Mandatory participation in all five days. After the course a 2 pages article draft about different aspects of sustainable maintenace must be submitted for the PROGRESS homepage or other relevant medias. The article can be written in Danish or English.
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
  • Relevans to the subject
  • Use of knowlegde from the course
  • Presentation and dissermination skills

Part time Master and Diploma courses

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 15
  • Field Work
  • 3,5
  • Excursions
  • 7
  • Project work
  • 10
  • Preparation
  • 7,5
  • Exam
  • 25
  • English
  • 68,0