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Land use planning BYG120

Introduction to theortical and pratical execution of regulation planning.

Course description for study year 2021-2022

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Safety, Economics and Planning

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 aobut 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
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.
Required prerequisite knowledge
ING110 Engineering Course introduction - Construction

Prosjekt og skriftlig eksamen

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project work 7/10 A - F
Written exam 3/10 3 Hours A - F 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 have to take the projects again the following year.

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.
Open for
Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science- Master's Degree Programme - 5 years
Course assessment
Survey or dialouge according to regulations.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Local Planning (BIB550) 10
Urban development planning (BIB230) 10
Local Planning (BIB250) 5
The syllabus can be found in Leganto