Course code LAA310

LAA310 Development of Transport systems in Landscape

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2015 - 2016 .

Course responsible: Kristin Marie Berg
Teachers: Ola Asbjørn Bettum, Einar Lillebye
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Max 20, min. 10
Teaching exam periods:
The course is offered in August block - Spring paralell and June block
Course frequency: Anually
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Last time: 2016V
Preferential right:
Course contents:

The course contains mainly of implementing a project for developping a big transport system in landscape. The course is under development and will during 2015/2016 be in three parts - a, b and c. The course is primaly for students in Landscape-architecture and Spatial planning in the fourth semester. There will be more information for students at the web-pages of ILP of exact dates and deadline for joining the course becaue it is neccessary to put your name on a list before Summer Holiday.

a) In 2015 the course will start with a joint excursion in the end of August block with LAA325 for registration and fieldwork. It is necessary to participate in this part to conduct/participate in the course in January block/Spring-parallel 2016. After fieldwork the students must deliver an Analysis report during September. 

b) After a pause until New Year, the course will continue in the end of January with one week of Seminar joint with LAA325. This part will be about Overall transport planning.

c) In Spring-parallel the courses LAA310 and LA325 will mainly be separated, but there will be possible to participate in Project reviews of each group.  The Project wil be related to basic planning theory and landscape theory that will be given as lectures, own reeding of articles/books and discussions. There will be prepared for specalization in an individual writing task linked to the project which shall be presented in the student-group at a Seminar.      

Learning outcome:

In LAA310 the students shall acquire knowledge of needs, challenges and possibilities that are connected to planning and construction of Transport systems as roads and railways in Norwegian nature- and cultural landscape. The students shall achieve basic knowledge of  the most common challenges that must be solved technically, evironmentally and architcturally. This is about planning transport lines in landscape, barrier effects, planning and building bridges, tunnels, handling of loads as mass landfill and quarries, construction roads and rig slots, handling drainage and pollution, landslides, wild passages, cleaning pools, safety measures, noise measures and other things.

The students shall ahieve skills in working with projects, with interdisciplinary thinking and with collecting/sorting of relevant information for conducting the task. The students shall achieve skills in making written goals, preparing landscape analysis as communicative tools and making consequence analysis of a building project. The students shall on the basis of legislation and overall demands achieve skills in using tecnical handbooks and other aids in planning of a specific transport system.       

She students shall achieve expertice in drawing transport lines in landscape in a good architectural way according to environmental and social requirements. The students will receive training in the data program Nova-Point as a tool for drawing these lines in the landscape, and to visualize the interventions.          

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:
Fieldwork, critiques and seminars.
Analysis report, 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)
Type of course:
40 h. lectures, 40 h. fieldworks, 30 h. seminars and critiques.
The subject is offered the way it is described as a trial in 2015/16. Part of the course will be in partnership with LAA325.   
An external examiner give project critiques and comments on the course content and structure.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått