The resources below are provided for reference for those who have attended Forestry Commission Scotland's Urban Woodland Design course.

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Introductory presentation covering course content and an introduction to the design process.

Engaging with the community

Covering why it is important and beneficial to engage with the local community when designing urban woodlands.

Minimising anti-social behaviour through design

How design can help minimise anti-social behaviour in urban woodlands.

Design 1: Process, Principles and Application

Introduction to design, applying design principles and developing design skills.

Day two presentation

Design 2: Process, Principles and Application

Covering: designing spaces and aligning paths, thresholds, the design of woodland edges, diversity in woodlands and developing a design concept.

Spatial sequence clip

Useful references