Course code APL360

APL360 Regional Planning

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Course responsible: Fitwi Wolday Hamde
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
30 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallels. This course has teaching / evaluation in Spring parallels.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2010H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The aim of the course is to introduce students how the development of land use and transport infrastructure at the regional level affects accessibility to facilities, transport need, traffic development and transport-related environmental consequences. The course is also designed to reflect on the driving forces behind the development of these fields, associated challenges and government objectives as well as planning strategies to influence development trajectory. Focus is directed primarily towards regional development and planning in urban regions. The course is divided into four domains with intensive lectures combined with colloquia. The content and scope of colloquia is partly dependent on the lectures¿ thematic angles and partly on the progress of the project work. The lectures and colloquia form the basis for a term paper submitted individually and a group assignment.
Learning outcome:
Having completed the course, students will have acquired knowledge in using relevant concepts, theories and planning strategies that are associated with regional spatial development, and be able to make analysis, criticisms and suggestions for solutions regarding land use and transport infrastructure development in urban regions, from the perspective of sustainability and climate change.
Learning activities:
Lectures, fieldwork and colloquia.
Teaching support:
Students have a two-hour weekly scheduled consultation time with the course responsible. The date and time of consultation hours will be notified at the beginning of the course. Exceptions to this may occur in connection with traveling absence due to academic obligation, which will be announced in advance. The course responsible will normally be available via email regardless of the consultation hours.
Syllabus will be provided at the start of the course. Besides a fixed amount of core literature, part of the syllabus is dependent on the challenges that form the basis of fieldwork and theme for the content in the group assignment.
MA level
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Fieldwork, lectures, colloquia.
The term paper will be graded as pass/fail and will form the basis for participation in the group assignment. The final assignment, i.e. the group assignment will be evaluated in the A-F grading scale.
Nominal workload:
450 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum Requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (general admission)
Reduction of credits:
There is no overlap with other courses.
Type of course:
Ca. 100 hours
External examiners involved in the selection of fieldwork and theme projects. The evaluation is based on project assignments for oral defense of the students.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått