Course code APL108

APL108 Introduction to Spatial Planning

There may be changes to the course due to to corona restrictions. See Canvas and StudentWeb for info.

Norsk emneinformasjon

Search for other courses here

Showing course contents for the educational year 2018 - 2019 .

Course responsible: Gro Sandkjær Hanssen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
Spring parallel
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2015H
Last time: 2019V
Preferential right:
Course contents:

The course consists of five sections, introducing the following themes:

The first section, the organisation of spatial planning (planning systems, laws, plans, policies, institutions, cross-sectoral integration).

The second section concerns different ideas of planning, (planning and market, planning as design, planning as rational decision-making), Norway.

The third theme is power in planning, including the actors that influence the result and in which ways, participation and values.

The fourth section concerns the role of planners and ethics in planning.

The last section concerns future challenges for planning in the low emission society and adaptation to climate change.

Learning outcome:
Students will have an understanding of the ideas underlying spatial planning, its organisation and professionalisation. They will have insight into the power dynamics of planning, and be familiar with societal debates about the role of and future for spatial planning. They will have an understanding of Norwegian spatial planning, seen in an international context.
Learning activities:
Teaching methods comprise lectures and presentation of cases for discussion of the themes. The students are given assignments for presentation in class.
Teaching support:
The students will find additional litterature and relevant internet resources at Canvas.

Chapters from the following books are the core in the course:

Aarsæther, Nils, Eva Falleth, Torill Nyseth, Ronny Kristiansen (red): Utfordringer for norsk planlegging. Kunnskap. Bærekraft. Demokrati. Cappelen Damm Høyskoleforlaget 2012 (kapittel 2, 3,4,5,6,7, 8, 9,11, 14, 15)

Bergsli, Heidi og Gro Sandkjær Hanssen (2017) Byrom for alle?. Plan : Tidsskrift for samfunnsplanlegging, byplan og regional utvikling 2017 ;Volum 1. s. 40-43

Hanssen, Gro Sandkjær, Hege Hofstad, Inger-Lise Saglie (red): Kompakt byutvikling. Muligheter og utfordringer. Universitetsforlaget 2015. (Kapittel 1,2,4, 5, 7, 8, 19)

Naustdalslid, Jon (2015) Klimapolitikk. Samfunn og styring under et klima i endring. Abstrakt forlag 2015

KMD (2016) Byrom - idehåndbok (veileder).

Flyvbjerg, B (2002) ¿Bringing Power to Planning Research: One Researcher's Praxis Story¿, Journal of Planning Education and Research, 21: 353.

Healey, P. (2009) 'In Search of the "Strategic" in Spatial Strategy Making', Planning Theory & Practice, 10 (4): 439-457.

Recommended prerequisites:
APL100 (may be followed simultaneously)
Assessment is based on an individual written assignment, approximately 3000 words.
Nominal workload:
Lectures 18 hours; course reading, group assignments and an individual assignment 102 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Only for students at M-BYREG.
Type of course:
The course is structured as 12 weekly lectures an presentation of group assignments.
External examiner will together with the internal examiner participate in the formulation of the assignment as well as the criteria for the assessment.
Examination details: Term paper: Bestått / Ikke bestått