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This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


The predominantly project-based course addresses a number of safety and security challenges for people in the city, including climate change, road safety, pollution, and other natural and human-made challenges, with specific focus on terrorism.

Learning outcome

After the course the student should have
  • Knowledge about how to make holistic planning decisions in the interests of human security, resilience and business continuity, with specific focus on counter terrorism.
  • Understanding and ability to interpret spatial qualities, local identities, while attention is also needed to accessibility, inclusiveness, health and safety.
  • Understanding of how human and natural threats affect changes in planning decisions, building conventions, standardization, transport, social security, climate, business, and more.
  • Knowledge about the possibilities and limitations of emerging dual-use security technologies.

After the course the students should be able to
  • Use a range of scientific methods for effective and proportional plans, specifically for counter-terrorism and crime prevention.
  • Develop proposals that take holistic approaches, addressing not only terrorism, but other human and natural threats.
  • Think about security, security and readiness in other topics in a critical, reflective way.
  • Visualize and implement ideas that consider flexible and dual-purpose solutions for inner city issues

After the course, the student must have general knowledge about
  • Approaching, analyzing, and proposing solutions and responses to terrorist threats in urban areas.
  • The complexities in balancing user needs with security needs.
  • In-depth assessments of a sites via desk-based research and site observation.
  • Independent execution of theoretical and creative project work.
  • Presenting and communicating complex information orally.
  • Presentation of urban projects in a convincing and professional way through sketches / drawing / illustrations, text, physical / virtual modeling.

Contents

The overall project-based course addresses a number of security and security challenges for people in the city, including climate change, road safety, pollution and other natural and human challenges, with a particular focus on terrorism. During the course, students will engage in individual and group work that critically analyzes and proposes solutions to mitigate terrorist threats in urban areas while addressing other inner city challenges in a proportionate and holistic manner. Stavanger City Center (Vaagen) and City Hall for questions and discussions with members of the municipality and other stakeholders involved in security at the center. Students will be exposed to theoretical and hypothetical problems that seek to balance the needs of users with the needs of the environment and society as a whole. The course gives students the unique opportunity to use a range of research methods to find proportionate and cost-effective solutions to mitigate threats in real world situations. Students will also learn about the possibilities and limitations of emerging dual-use security technologies. Students will individually develop a planning proposal for the protection of a chosen place for peer assessment. Students will also learn about the possibilities and limitations of emerging dual-use security technologies. Students will individually develop a planning proposal for the protection of a chosen place for peer assessment. Students will also learn about the possibilities and limitations of emerging dual-use security technologies. Students will individually develop a planning proposal for the protection of a chosen place for peer assessment.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Individual project-based assessment1/1 A - F
The course is based on project work. The scope of the work will be agreed with the teacher at the start according to the chosen theme. The course will be graded by subject teacher based on the handed in project work.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Daniela Müller-Eie
Course teacher
Tegg Westbrook , Harald Nils Røstvik
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

Lectures.
Independent and group work with tutoring.
Brainstorming sessions.
Individual mentoring.
Field work (in Stavanger center and UiS campus).

Open to

Students who fulfill admission requirements to Master of City and Regional Planning.

Course assessment

Course evaluation takes place according to the Faculty's guidelines.

Literature

Coafee, J. (2008) The Everyday Resilience of the City: How Cities Respond to Terrorism and Disaster.
Palgrave Macmillan, CPNI (2014) Integrated Security: A Public Realm Design Guide for Hostile Vehicle Mitigation, 2nd edition. Available online, https://www.cpni.gov.uk/system/files/documents/40/20/Integrated%20Security%20Guide.pdf,
SecuraPost (2013) Archtectural & Security Bollards Handbook, Available online, www.ledasecurity.com.au/lda/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Leda-Architectural-And-Security-Bollards.pdf,


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 22.08.2019