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City region BYG240

The course gives an introduction about the city region as a relevant scale for regional and urban development. The city region as a system og areas, functions, centres and interactions is the main topic of the course.


Course description for study year 2021-2022

Facts
Course code

BYG240

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Autumn

Language of instruction

English, Norwegian

Offered by

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

Learning outcome

After the course the students should have

  • knowledge about the city region as a concept that integreates the city with the larger context of regional interactions
  • an understandign of the city as a dynamic area where external and internal forces influence and change dwelling, working and traveling patterns
  • an understanding of the role that land use and transport planning has in terms of achieving urban sustainable development, reduce environmental issues and increase societal safety
  • knowledge about the defintion of dwelling, working, communitng or identity regions

After the coruse the students should be able to

  • develop scenarios and proposals for different futures of the city and the region
  • develop masterplans based in statistical data and prognoses
  • develop design programs for central areas in the regional and urban system
  • collect relevant information and coduct geographic analyses using GIS tools
  • Make reccomendations for urban and regional development based on SWOT-analyses

Students should have general knowledge about

  • oral, written and graphic presentations about topics that relate to the city region, regional planning or long term land use and transport plans
  • discussions and arguments relating to urban sustainaiblity and relating measures and their relevance and effectiveness
  • independent investigations into the future of urban and regional development
Content
The course gives an introduction about the city region as a relevant scale for regional and urban development. The city region as a system og areas, functions, centres and interactions is the main topic of the course. The course is project-based and aims at giving a deeper understanding of the city as a part of a larger dwelling, working and service region. Integrated land use and transport planning is a central topic in the course, as is the analysis, planning and deisgn of urban areas, transport hubs, urban centers, transport infrastructure. ArcMap (GIS) is also used as analysis and planning tool.
Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Recommended prerequisites
BYG110 Urban Space, BYG120 Land use planning, ING110 Engineering Course introduction - Construction
Exam
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project work 1/1 A - F

Assessment is based on project work in a group and individual. The group project counts 60% and individual project 40%. 

Coursework requirements
Compulsory assignments
All parts of the project must be handed in and accepted before the student gains access to final assessment in the course.
Course teacher(s)
Course teacher: David Chapman
Course teacher: Ari Krisna Mawira Tarigan
Course coordinator: Daniela Müller-Eie
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Andreas Skaare
Head of Department: Tore Markeset
Method of work
4h formal teaching (lectures, exercises, tutorials, seminars, studio work) in addition to the project work (individual and in groups), presentations and reviews. Participation in the group/prosject work is mandatory. Contributions to the group work must be documented.
Open for
Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme Bachelor of Urban Planning and Societal Safety 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
Form/discussion according the regulations.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Surveying/GIS (BIB420) 5
Literature
The syllabus can be found in Leganto