Course code LAA310

LAA310 Exploration into Landscape - Impact of Large Scale Projects

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Course responsible: Kristin Marie Berg
Teachers: Tore Edvard Bergaust
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Max 30, min. 10
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: The course will not be offered in spring 2015.
First time: 2012V
Course contents:
The course comprises of a theoretical and a practical part. The most actual types of projects are development projects of communication systems, power installations, industrial and cottage areas as well as smaller or larger transformation processes, which in total will change the landscape. The theoretical part consists of an overview of various types of constructions and their impact in an area. There will be given examples of landscape analyses, environmental impact assessments and processes related to this kind of project. Methods, tools, processes and challenges will be discussed. The practical part consists of a case project.
Learning outcome:
The students shall acquire knowledge of the most important challenges in connection with large, technically advanced landscape construction project. They will have experience in developing plans for this kind of project and shall be able to assess and use relevant methods and tools related to landscape analysis, and environmental impact assessment. The students shall be able to reflect critically on the landscape architect& s role in such large, interdisciplinary projects and the profession& s concepts and tools. They shall have acquired knowledge of the different laws that apply to large scale construction projects.
Learning activities:
Lectures, seminars, excursions, working with project and written assignments.
Teaching support:
 A syllabus will be presented at the beginning of the course.
Competences equivalent to the first three years of the Landscape Architecture studyprogramme or the Regional Planning studyprogramme.
Recommended prerequisites:
Skills in terrain design, skills in landscape description and anbalysis for the purpose of planning, basic knowledge of Norwegian planning law.
Mandatory activity:
Excursions, critiques and seminars.
Project assignment and written assignment.
Nominal workload:
Totally 450 hours of work. 350 h individual and group work, some of this time with tutor.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
If LAA 305 has been taken previously, there is a ECTS reduction of 10.
Type of course:
24 h. lectures, 40 h. excursions, , 30 h. seminars and critiques.
 Course is under developpment and will not be offered in spring 2015
An external examiner give project critiques and comments on the course content and structure.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått