Course code LAA361

LAA361 Regional Landscape Planning and Community Development - Module 1

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Course responsible: Knut Bjørn Stokke
Teachers: Morten Clemetsen
ECTS credits: 10
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 2010-2011
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The topic 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. Landscape in planning and management - goals, challenges and instruments General landscape related issues concerning planning for energy, municipal development, place making, tourism, nature conservation and place based value creation Landscape analysis as process tool Tools for mobilisation and participation in landscape planning Planning and management in semi-urban recreation areas Holistic planning of coastal areas and catchment areas
Learning outcome:

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

Knowledge about the European Landscape Convention

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


The student will demonstrate 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

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

Ability to work in a transdisciplinary project group Ability to prepare and perform presentations to a professional as well as general audience.

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:
Group based tutorials 50% of individual supervision will be on mail or Canvas

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

Mose I et al 2007. Protected areas and regional development in Europe. Towards a new model for the 21st century Chapter 1,2,14

 Rydin, Yvonne - Eva Falleth 2006: Networks and institutions in natural resource management. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK  Chapter 1,2,4,12

Utvalgte kapitler Haukeland, Per Ingvar (red.) 2010. Landskapsøkonomi. Bidrag til bærekraftig verdiskaping, landskapsbasert entreprenørskap og stedsutvikling. Med eksempler fra regionalparker i Norge og Europa. Telemarskforsking. TF-rapport nr 263.

a number of articles and texts will be made available on Canvas

Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Excursions (5 days) and presentations 80% of tutorials, lectures and seminars
Portfolio. Submission of group assignment and oral presentation, with sensor present. one written literature assignment. A-F. 
Nominal workload:
250 hrs
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
it is not possible to obtain credits from both LAA 360 and LAA 361
Type of course:
Structured teaching time 65 hrs: lectures ands seminars 20 hrs, excursion/Field work 35 hrs, presentations 10 hrs
Cencor shall accept the course plan and assignments Censor will be involved in assignment 1 Teachers will censor assignment 2
Examination details: Portfolio: Letter grades