AAR4845 - Landscape analysis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Group assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Group assignment 100/100

Course content

The course will provide an introduction to landscape analysis and analysis of the natural environment on the basis of ecological, resource and visual conditions. GIS (Geographical Information Systems) will be used as a tool in landscape analysis. The course will also focus on analysis and design of the green structure and landscape in cities and towns in a strategic level.

Learning outcome

Knowledge; The candidate - has basic knowledge about ecologically based landscape planning and analysis of the different aspects of landscape as basis for sustainable city planning.

The candidate has a good understanding of the topics blue-green structures, natures diversity, the visual landscape values, recreation and climate on a principle level.

Rules for the nature and park areas in a Zoning plan according to The Planning Act.

Skills: The candidate is able to analyze and study the green space in a place or urban context.

Competence: The student understands how landscape values should influence a plan in sustainable spatial planning.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, group work and computer exercises

The teaching contains lectures about the relevant aspects of landscape in sustainable physical planning. The topics area nature diversity, cultural landscape, visual landscape, recreation, hydrologi and local climate. The exercises will be using knowledge based information from national data bases to analyse and discuss. As part of the work the students will make a design of a green structure for a case town.

Lectures with actual topics and projects will add references to the case study. The students will be organized in groups.

National guidelines and methods will be tools used to perform the case study.

Further on evaluation

The group assignment counts 100% off the final grade in the course. You can register for a re-scheduled delivery of the group assignment in the next exam period.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Civil and Environmental Engineering (MTBYGG)
Physical Planning (MFYSPL)

Required previous knowledge

Minimum Bachelor's degree in relevant education

Course materials

Information will be given at the start of the course

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Information Systems
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Planning
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning


Examination arrangement: Group assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Group assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Group assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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