Course code APL350

APL350 Projects´ Initiation and Implementation in Urban Development

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Course responsible: Erling Dokk Holm
Teachers: Terje Holsen
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Preferential right:
Course contents:

The course APL 350 address procedural aspects of developing and implementing urban development projects. This include assessment of municipal superior plans and preparation of detailed plans, including the use of development agreements. The course also analyses the economics of development projects by assessing construction cost and analyzing income potentials.  

The course discusses the various means of implementation of plans and project ideas, and relate these to development projects' economic sustainability. The course emphasizes urban redevelopment projects with housing as an important component.

We work with specific development projects and analyzes factors that determine the parameters for project implementation, and we produce action plans for the realization of the project.

Learning outcome:

The course will provide students with knowledge and skills in implementation of urban development projects. Particular emphasis is placed on how local planning authorities facilitate individual development projects and the intersection between the developer and the planning authority.

The course operationalize the students' knowledge in the planning discipline with the aim of strengthening their understanding on the implementation of development projects. The course will also give insight into the economic sustainability in urban (re) development projects.

Learning activities:
Intensive lectures, site visits, day conference as intended to serve as support for group work and discussion groups. All students must attend lectures and work in groups.
Teaching support:

Teacher participate in fieldwork. 

Teacher contribute with guidance in project work. 

Teachers organize and participate in seminars.


Syllabus announced at semester start. It include - among others these articles

Nordahl, B: Reguleringsrisiko i Eiendomsutvikling i tidligfase, redigert av A. Røsnes og Ø. Kristoffersen. Senter for Eiendomsfag. 

Røsnes, A. (2005) Byutviklingskostnader; tilbudsinitiert eller etterspørselsdrevet? I Fimreite, A. L. og Medalen T. (red) Governance i norske storbyer , Scandinavian Academic Press, Spartacus Forlag, Oslo

Van der Krabben, E. and Jacobs, H (2013): Public land development as strategic tool for redevelopment: Reflections on the Dutch experience. In Land Use Policy 30 (2013) 774 - 783 (9 sider)

Adams, A Disberry, N Hutchison, T Munjoma Ownership constraints to brownfield redevelopment. Environment and Planning A 2001, volume 33, pages 453 - 477 (22 sider)

Carl Caesar (2016) Municipal land allocations: integrating planning and selection of developers while transferring public land for housing in Sweden. In Journal of Housing and Build Environment, J Hous and the Built Environ (2016) 31: 257. doi:10.1007/s10901-015-9457-2 (19 sider)

R. Alterman (2012): Land Use Regulation and Property Value. Fra Oxford Handbook of Urban Economics and Planning (34 sider)

Adair, A., Berry, J., Hutchison, N., Mcgreal, S. (2007): Attracting Institutional Investment into Regeneration: Necessary Conditions for Effective Funding, Journal of Property Research, 24:3, 221-240.

Master level
Recommended prerequisites:

For EIE: EIE310, LAD102

For EUTV: EIE310, EIE311

For BYREG: APL250, LAD102

Mandatory activity:
Field Work, project works with the delivery of projects.
Project work in groups and individuel task (essay)
Nominal workload:
450 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:

Fieldwork and prosjekt work 320 h, Litterature study grop 12 hrs. Lectures 18 h

Individual essay 100 h

External examiner Charlotte Helleland. The written project work is evaluated by oral defense of the students.
Examination details: :