Course contents *
The course consists of partly a lecture section, partly a project part. The lecture section treats from theoretical starting points different questions associated with a land development. In the project, the knowledge is applied. In addition, a study visit is made to illustrate the implementation of development projects practically.
The lecture section should provide knowledge of what a land development is, which actors that are involved, which activities that normally are included. Further is described how the coordination of these actors, activities and regulatory systems varies depending on the development situation.
The project deals with analyzing a development project with regard to technical, environmental and economic preconditions. This analysis should be set against legislation about detailed planning, regulation of land acquisition and compensation, responsibility for building, administration and financing of infrastructure in the built-up area.
Intended learning outcomes *
The general aim of the course is to give the student knowledge and understanding of the complicated process- land development- as it implies to carry out a construction project from idea to completed product. This process includes problems that concern planning of the land use, land acquisition, environmental considerations, building physics, design and responsibility for various types of infrastructure, economics etc. A project involves also many actors with different assignments and driving forces- the municipality, the state, developers, neighbors, the public et al. As an underlying framework, there is also a legal system that governs the process in various ways.
This implies that the course participants should be able to on completion of the course:
â¢ Account for which actors and activities are central at a development project where the emphasis is placed on housing construction.
â¢ Analyze technical, environmental, economic and organizational consequences of alternative designs of land use and construction.
â¢ Describe the legislation that governs planning, design and implementation of a project.
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