LAA231 Sustainable Open Space Management – The Landscape Planner as influencer

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Claudia Fongar

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Limits of class size:- Max 35

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:250 hours

Teaching and exam period:This course starts ans ends in Spring parallel. There will be arranged a field trip in August Block or May/June, as part of the LING bachelor programme.

About this course

Lectures, group work, individual work, literature study and field work.

Learning outcome

The subject aims to develop independent judgment and broad understanding regarding Knowledge of: - Open Space Management system in the Norwegian public management system relevant to the subject - the different organization and functions of green space management in small and medium-sized municipalities - understanding of their roles and issues - green space management role as an actor, primarily in the public sector, on different local levels - role, and interests - The development of political and administrative system of roles and responsibilities at the various levels - Open Space Management systems in public administration - Understanding how the various actors influence the real development - Challenges in the management of urban and semiurban landscapes and green spaces with full administrative solutions - The principles of management as strategic actors acting and interaction between private and public actors. - the role of green spaces and landscape management as an important player in, primarily, public activity - the different ways this is organized - the structure of the political and administrative system with roles and responsibilities at the different levels - the administrative systems in public management - understanding of how the different players influence the development. - Participation in public debate - Collect and systematize the relevant knowledge/data in the areas mentioned above and apply to practical and theoretical problems in open spaces and to professionally justify their decisions for independent reviews of solutions both organizationally and in the preparation of various plans to write a statement

General competencies: Self-obtain new knowledge and acquire new skills relevant to open space management. Should have knowledge of magazines and other channels presents new knowledge within the green areas subject as well as contribute as a professional voice - a critical look at their own work and have the ability to reflect on arguments and other consideration perspectives obtained under the guidance of teachers and fellow students. How to use her voice internally and in the public realm

  • The learning methods are mainly problem-based with starting point in an example organisation with a diversity of public and private players in the management field. There will be emphasis on cooperation between the students, the course teachers and external resource persons. Project work, in group and individually, is an important part of the course. Litterature seminar The course should give a knowledge base for - independent evaluations - academic and organisational challenges and solutions in the green space and landscape management of urban and semi-urban green areas - interaction between the private and the public - evaluation of principles and programmes for the management - restructuring of existing green spaces in order to optimise management considerations - organisation and tasks for joint green space management in small and medium-sized municipalities.
  • Plenary tutoring and tutoring for individual groups. Individual question that is addressed to course coordinator of general interest will be answered in Canvas.
  • Approved first year of study programs Landscape Engineer / Landscape Architecture, accredited bachelor\´s degree in plant science or equivalent from another institution
  • Submission of a final team-based project t assignment .

  • External examiner participates in the formulation of assignment questions and in the final presentation and evaluation of submitted assignments in Canvas.
  • All reviews, including final review with sensor. Local excursions. 80% participation in lectures,
  • Lectures, inspections, supervision.

    4-6 hours schedule secured pr. week. Lectures, etc .: +/- 50 hours. Seminars. 15 Inspections, fieldtrip: up to 25 hours. Tutoring: 5 hours. Reviews: 20 hours. In addition to participation in the structured hours, expected remaining hours as their own efforts.

  • B-LI, M-LA, M-PV green environmnet
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)