Course code LAA325

LAA325 Street Planning and Design

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Course responsible: Kathrine Strøm
Teachers: Anne Ragnhild Aude
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 
Course frequency:  The course is offered in even-numbered years
First time: Study year 2013-2014
Preferential right:
M-LA,M-BYREG students.
Course contents:
The course starts in early February and ends in early June. There will be a mandatory site appraisal during February. The students will be introduced to: - different political and professional aims as regard to planning and design of streets related to the concept of sustainability. - Overall, functional, physical and socio-cultural framework for planning and design of streets, different methodologies and tools for street planning and principles of architectural street. The course theory part is built around seminars on the following topics: TOPIC 1: OVERALL PLAN ASSUMPTIONS / LOCAL PLAN STATUS THEME 2 . DESIGN PREMISES / PLANNING METHODOLOGY THEME 3. PLANNING / planning process. There will be extensive self-study by study of relevant literature, books, etc. and through working with registration / analyseoppgver and projects.
Learning outcome:
The students should have knowledge of all aspects of street planning on the basis of what is needed to realize the new professional and political goals of sustainable urban transport and how functional, physical and soiso-cultural conditions may be premises for for design. The students will gain a basis for well academically founded, fact-based viewpoints to substantive issues in this complex field. This includes registration and analysis of a specific urban area and the development of concepts to cater to urban planning and traffic challenges in the project area. Students will show knowledge within design-thinking, landscape architecture and urban planning related issues. Students develop skills in respect to theories, methods and interpretations within urban planning, urban design and urban landscaping. Students will develop expertise in managing own learning and undertake varied tasks with professional integrity and the innovative application of own expertise. They should be able to produce their project ideas by word and visualization on a professional level.orally and visually on a professional level.
Learning activities:
The course is divided into four parts, where all parts contain submissions. All parts relate to a case. Part 1 is theoretical and individual, and the student will present selected literature. Part 2 is a group assignment, where an analysis and synthesis must be submitted. Part 3 is an individual design assignment, a feasibility study. Part 4 is a group assignment where a sketch proposal is prepared. All the sub-assignments must be presented orally and visually.
Teaching support:
Supervision, peer review, presntations.
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, for instance APL270 and LAA214.
Mandatory activity:
Excursion and reviews. 
The final grade (A-F) is based on the submitted group assignment. The group assignment is graded by an external examiner in collaboration with the course's teacher group. Individual (mandatory) answers are assessed by internal examiners and are used to adjust the grading if there is reason to deviate from the group submission. A log of the group work must be submitted. Different grades can be given to the students in a group if there are clear individual differences. 
Nominal workload:
375 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.
Examination details: Portfolio: Letter grades