Course code LAA325

LAA325 Street Planning and Design

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Course responsible: Einar Lillebye
Teachers: Ola Asbjørn Bettum
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
 Spring paralell and June Block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2013-2014
Preferential right:
M-LA,M-BYREG students.
Course contents:

The course begins in early February and ends in early June. A mandatory study trip will take place during February. The students will be introduced to: - different political and professional visions regarding the planning and design of streets related to the concept of sustainability. - overall, functional, physical and socio-cultural premises for planning and design of streets - different methodologies and tools with regard to street planning - principles of architectural design of streets:   The theoretical part of the course is built around seminars with the following topics: THEME 1: OVERALL PLAN PREMISES / LOCAL PLAN STATUS THEME 2. DESIGN PREMISES / PLANNING METHODOLOGY THEME 3. DESIGN / DESIGN PROCESSES

There will be extensive self-studies of relevant literature, books, etc. and through working with Each theme seminars will include lectures and group work.

Learning outcome:

The students should acquire knowledge of all aspects within street planning based on what is required to realize new academic and political goals of sustainable urban transport.  Furthermore how functional, physical socio-cultural conditions can be met through design. The students will gain a basis for well academically founded, fact-based perspectives to substantive issues within this complex field. This includes registration and analysis of a specific street including general urban development and planning aspect and traffic management. The students will show knowledge of landscape architecture and urban planning related issues.

The students will develop skills in relation to theories, methods and interpretations of urban planning, urban design and urban landscaping.

The students will develop knowledge in managing their own learning process and undertake varied tasks with professional integrity and innovativeness. They should be able to produce their project ideas orally and visually on a professional level.

Learning activities:

The course has two projects:

1. TEAM TASK with about 7-10 students. The task is a registration and analysis task of a relevant case. The team assignments will form the basis for subsequent projects.

2. PROJECTS with about 5 students. The project themes are primarily based on the individual choice by the student related to the main challenge of the course.

Teaching support:
Links to handbooks and other relevant litterature is provided during the course
Prerequisites is completed first 3 year study in degree programs M-LA or M-BYREG or equivalent, including LAA 250. On special application the students in 3rd year can also participate.  
Recommended prerequisites:
3-year the study in landscape architecture / bachelor or equivalent.
Mandatory activity:
Excursion in February and reviews. 
Projects. Grading is relate to completed projects and is weighted as follows: a) Team Task: 3/10 b) Project: 6/10 c) Oral presentation: 1/10 d) Individual project may affect the grade positively.
Nominal workload:
450 hours, essentially by their own efforts at problem solving as an independent study.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures and seminars: 54 h, site visit: 8 h presentations: 14 h. supervision: 4 h
External examiners for approval of academic programs / content and the final review in plenary and presentation of written material.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått