Course code LAA310

LAA310 Development of Transport systems in Landscape

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Course responsible: Kristin Marie Berg
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Max 20, min. 10
Teaching exam periods:
The course is offered in  Fall semester. Next time Fall 2017
Course frequency: Next time Fall semster 2017
First time: Study year 2016-2017
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 offers next time Fall semester 2017.
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 300 hours of work. 
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.
An external examiner give project critiques and comments on the course content and structure.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått