Course code LAA360

LAA360 Strategic Landscape Planning

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Course responsible: Morten Clemetsen
Teachers: Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn, Knut Bjørn Stokke
ECTS credits: 20
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel,
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Preferential right:
M-BYREG, M-LA 4. og 5. year
Course contents:
The course will consist of lectures, seminars, individual theory work, project related group assignments, and individual project assignment. Thematic content: General political framework and strategies for landscape  in planning and management - goals, challenges and instruments General landscape related issues concerning planning of energy landscapes, municipal development, place making, tourism and community development, nature conservation and place based value creation. Landscape resource analysis as process tool Tools for mobilisation and participation in landscape planning Dynamic management of large protected areas,  integrated planning and management of semi-urban recreation areas Holistic planning of coastal areas and catchments
Learning outcome:

The student will have knowledge about the relevance of strategic landscape planning in society and the significance to sustainable development

Knowledge about the coherence between natural, historical, human and territorial and the importance this knowledge til sustainable landscape management.

Knowledge about norwegian and international research and practice in dynamic and innovative landscape management

Knowledge about the multifunctionality of landscape and its importance for place identity

Knowledge about the European Landscape Convention and its relevance for local and regional planning

Knowledge about paricipation as an integrated tool for transdisciplinary planning

Knowledge about regional and municipal planning according to the planning act and the nature diversity act.

Knowledge about various actor groups how to communicate with them

Knowledge about scientific writing and how to present and discuss theoretical and case based information


The student will have skills in identfying, characterizing and evaluating landscapes and to form planning and development strategies

Skills in designing a project for analyzing a larger landscape area or territory

Skills in communication with actor groups and evaluating in information from interviews and other sources.

Skills in evaluation of relevant knowledge as basis for developing planning proposals

Skills in formulating scope and structuring an individual assignment on advanced level

General competence

The student will be able to conduct own learning process, complete assignments and critically evaluate theories and methods reated to the topic, and to reflect over own learning

Ability to reflect over own  competences and to work in a interdisciplinary project groups

Ability to perform written presentations of theories, methods and professional solutions to the topic, with correct references

Ability to prepare and perform presentations to a professional as well as general audience.

The course will make the students able to work with management and development planning in complex landscape situations. This knowledge includes tools for landscape assessments, stakeholder involvement and strategic planning as described in the European Landscape Convention

Learning activities:

Studies of litterature, lectures, seminars and field work. 

Lectures, workshops and project work in interdisiplinary groups. 

Presentation and critique in plenary session, Supervision.

Teaching support:
Supervision will be given both in the group project and the individual assignments.At least 50% will be given on Canvas

Selman, P. (2012) Sustainable Landscape Planning. The Reconnection Agenda. Routledge, London,162p.

Paul Selman 2006, 'Planning at the landscape scale', Routledge.


Mose I et al 2007. Protected areas and reginal development in Europe. Towards a new model for the 21st century

        Kapittel 1, 2 og 14

Rydin, Yvonne - Eva Falleth 2006: Networks and institutions in natural resource management. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK , følgende kapitler;

Fragmented institutions: the problem facing natural resource management. Inger-Lise SaglieInstitutions and networks: the search for conceptual research tools. Yvonne RydinSetesdal Vesthei ¿ Ryfylkeheiane, Norway: local co-management in a protected area. Eva FallethConclusions. Yvonne Rydin

Haukeland, Per Ingvar (red.) 2010. Landskapsøkonomi. Bidrag til bærekraftig verdiskaping, landskapsbasert entreprenørskap og stedsutvikling. Med eksempler fra regionalparker i Norge og Europa. Telemarskforsking.

A number of articles, reports and texts will be made available on Canvas when the course starts

APL240 and LAA250
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
All excursions,field work and presentations. 80% of lectures, seminars and group instructions
Assignment 1 (groupwork) 40%, 2 20% and 3 40%
Nominal workload:
Total workload 600 hrs.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
It is not possible to be credited for both LAA 360 and LAA 361
Censor will approve the course plan and description of assignments. Examinator will take part in the censoring of the group assignment and the individual project. The teachers will censor the theory assignment
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / F