APL350 Projects´ Initiation and Implementation in Urban Development

Credits (ECTS):15

Course responsible:Erling Dokk Holm, Terje Holsen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Limits of class size:Students in programs: M-EIE, M-EUTV og M-BYREG

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:375 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.

About this course

The course APL 350 address procedural aspects of developing and implementing urban development projects. This include assessment of municipal superior plans and preparation of detailed plans, including the use of development agreements. The course also analyses the economics of development projects by assessing construction cost and analyzing income potentials.

The course discusses the various means of implementation of plans and project ideas, and relate these to development projects' economic sustainability. The course emphasizes urban redevelopment projects with housing as an important component.

We work with specific development projects and analyzes factors that determine the parameters for project implementation, and we produce action plans for the realization of the project.

Learning outcome

The course will provide students with knowledge and skills in implementation of urban development projects. Particular emphasis is placed on how local planning authorities facilitate individual development projects and the intersection between the developer and the planning authority.

The course operationalize the students' knowledge in the planning discipline with the aim of strengthening their understanding on the implementation of development projects. The course will also give insight into the economic sustainability in urban (re) development projects.

  • Intensive lectures, site visits, day conference as intended to serve as support for group work and discussion groups. All students must attend lectures and work in groups.
    • Teacher participate in fieldwork.
    • Teacher contribute with guidance in project work.
    • Teachers organize and participate in seminars.
    • Canvas
  • Master level
  • Project work in groups and individuel task (essay)

  • External examiner Charlotte Helleland. The written project work is evaluated by oral defense of the students.
  • Field Work, project works with the delivery of projects.
  • Approx. 155 hours of lectures

    Approx. 220 hours of group assignment

  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)