Land Use Planning (BYG120)

Introduction to theortical and pratical execution of regulation planning.

Course description for study year 2024-2025


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The subject gives a broad understanding within land use planning, practice within regulations planning and the use of relevant software. The subject is pedagically grounded in problem-based and project-based learning.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should have

  • Insight into different aspects and preconditions for strong land use planing and sustainable urban development
  • Knowledge about principals, intentions and challenges of land use and transport planning
  • Knowledge about spatial analysis and risk assessment
  • Knowledge about the planning and buildings law and the planning process
  • Understanding of the requirements of public planning

After completing the course the student should be able to

  • Produce analytical maps of exisitng situations and conditions
  • Interpret given conditions for analysis and planning
  • Make regualtion plans with relevant illustrations, models and photomontages according to existing practice
  • Formulate planning regulations with awareness of their legal, practical and aesthetic consequences
  • Execute design and planning that meets the requirements for universal design
  • Use FocusAreal (or other relevant software) to present regulation plans
  • Understand the principles of GIS (and be able to use ArcView)

After completing the course the student should have general knowledge about

  • oral, written and graphic presentation of planning work
  • independent evaluation of planning work

Required prerequisite knowledge

BYG100 Computer-Aided Design (CAD)


Mappe og skriftlig eksamen

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Portfolio 7/10 Letter grades
Written exam 3/10 3 Hours Letter grades None permitted

Assessment consists of three project tasks and a written exam. The project work is collectively evaluated and counts for 70% and the written exam 30%.Project work: If a student fails or want to improve the grade, she/he will have to take the projects again the following year.Project work is submitted in groups.

Coursework requirements

Project-, exercises and studio-/ lab. work
All project work and excercises must be passed. Students who do not pass the mandatory acitivities will not gain access to the written exam.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Lene Bjørnø

Coordinator laboratory exercises:

Guzman Cruz Rodriguez

Coordinator laboratory exercises:

Andreas Skaare

Head of Department:

Tore Markeset

Method of work

2 hours lecture, 4 hours project-based teaching, studio work and tutorials per week. The project work is done in groups.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Local Planning (BIB550_1) 10
Urban development planning (BIB230_1) 10
Local Planning (BIB250_1) 5

Open for

Civil Engineering - Bachelor in Engineering
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
City and Regional Planning - Master of Science Degree Programme, Five Years Structural and Mechanical Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme. Five Years

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto