Planning Project - Large Scale Structures, Analysis and EIA
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Information from the course leader
Welcome to this year's Large Scale course!
Energy Landscapes will be the theme of this year's course once again, following up on the great success of last year's courses. Discussing “landscape” in a context of Green energy transition is important both since the new energy sources will have a great impact on our landscapes and, still, the concept of landscape is not yet sufficiently present within policy documents on the green energy transition (at least not in Sweden). Thus, we as landscape architects have an important task in informing society and politicians about possible clashes with existing landscape qualities, how to avoid such problems and possible, more sustainable, solutions.
Energy landscapes will be discussed from more theoretical perspectives down to very concrete issues of how to analyze landscape and landscape impact, mitigation and compensation measures as well as possible design strategies for more sustainable solutions. Even though special attention will be given towards the green energy transition, there will also be other large scale landscape-related issues discussed, such as e.g. infrastructure projects and historical dimensions of large scale landscape transformation.
This year we will return to the former nuclear power plant in Barsebäck, which was taken out of service many years ago and is now being decommissioned. The owners (Uniper) are instead planning for a Clean energy park on their lands, making use of already existing infrastructure such as power lines etc. But we will also discuss projects on regional and even national level, such as off-shore wind power, new power lines needed etc., and what this demands of e.g. landscape analysis and environmental impact assessments. And even if your final project will be quite limited in scale, power distribution and material flows are of much wider dimensions.
Please look out for successive schedule modifications!
We look forward to this course very much from our side and wish you all welcome!
Course team via Anders Larsson
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The course evaluation is open between 2024-01-07 and 2024-01-28
Additional course evaluations for LK0373
Academic year 2022/2023
2022-11-01 - 2023-01-15
Academic year 2021/2022
2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16
Academic year 2020/2021
2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17
Syllabus and other information
LK0373 Planning Project - Large Scale Structures, Analysis and EIA, 15.0 CreditsPlanering, projektkurs – storskaliga ingrepp i landskapet, landskapsanalys och MKB
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Master’s level (A1N)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 120 credits, of which
Specific entry requirements: 90 credits in one of the following subjects:
• landscape architecture • architecture • landscape planning • built environment • design • spatial planning • geography • landscape science • environmental science • civil engineering
and an approved portfolio accordning to specific instructions. See link for portfolio instructions during additional information.
OR 150 credits from a Landscape Architecture programme at SLU or an Erasmus partner university.
English 6 or equivalent.
After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
select, motivate and implement those landscape analyses that are relevant prior to planned changes in the landscape
draw up planning documents for different planning stages and describe the activities of different authorities, parties and actors.
describe the consequence of installations for the landscape, e.g. for the natural and cultural environment and for human health, e.g. in form of an Environmental or Social Impact Assessment.
The course deals with large-scale structure at municipal and super-municipal level. The object of the course varies from year to year. Work components comprise advanced landscape analyses, documents for dialogue and consultation according to planning and building regulations and an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Some already completed analyses and planning documents will be problematised and some individual proposals for improvements will be made.
The course comprises lectures, excursions, literature seminars, criticism- reviews (compulsory), supervision exercises in studio (compulsory) and independent studio work.
The course gives 15 skills training credits for students in the Landscape Architecture Programme.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Lecturers will evaluate the quality of compulsory assignments and reports submitted by students, their ability to make oral presentations and their ability to engage each other in critical and analytical discussions. Specifications of compulsory attendance and assignments are given at course start.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationCourses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.
Students admitted to Landscape Architecture – Master´s Progamme 2011-2019 are eligible for the course
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Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
LIST OF LITERATURE
**PLANNING PROJECT – **
LARGE SCALE STRUCTURES, ANALYSIS AND EIA
General literature, background material for seminars, group work and individual project:
Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) (2011). *Environmental Impact Assessment: Roads and Rail – Handbook and Methodology. *Publication number: 2011:55 (https://trafikverket.ineko.se/Files/sv-SE/11087/RelatedFiles/2011_155_environmental_impact_assesment_roads_and_rail_handbook.pdf).
Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) (2018). Landscape as an arena: Integrated Landscape Character Assessment – method description. Publication number: 2018:158 (https://trafikverket.ineko.se/Files/sv-SE/48845/Ineko.Product.RelatedFiles/2018_158_landscape_as_an_arena_integrated_landscape_character_assessment_method_description.pdf).
Stahlschmidt, P., Swaffield, S., Primdahl, L., Nelleman, V. (2017). Landscape analysis – investigating the potentials of space and place. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York. Can be purchased from Matilda Alfengård for 428 SKR. Also available as e-book.
Literature seminar 1:
Reading and interpreting the landscape
**Germundsson, T. (2005). **Regional cultural heritage versus national heritage in Scania’s disputed national landscape. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 11:1, 21-37. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13527250500036791
Turner, S. (2006). Historic Landscape Characterisation: A Landscape Archaeology for Research, Management and Planning. Landscape Research, Vol. 31, No. 4, 385 – 398, October 2006. (https://doi.org/10.1080/01426390601004376)
**Whiston Spirn, A. (2005). **Restoring Mill Creek: Landscape Literacy, Environmental Justice and City Planning and Design. Landscape Research, Vol. 30, No 3, 395-413, July 2005 (Full article: Restoring Mill Creek: Landscape Literacy, Environmental Justice and City Planning and Design (tandfonline.com)).
Chapter 4, Characterisation, in Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) (2018). Landscape as an arena: Integrated Landscape Character Assessment – method description. Publication number: 2018:158. (https://trafikverket.ineko.se/Files/sv-SE/48845/Ineko.Product.RelatedFiles/2018_158_landscape_as_an_arena_integrated_landscape_character_assessment_method_description.pdf)
Chapters 1 & 5 in: Stahlschmidt, P., Swaffield, S., Primdahl, L., Nelleman, V. (2017). Landscape analysis – investigating the potentials of space and place. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York.
Literature seminar 2:
Ermischer, G. (2004). Mental landscape: landscape as idea and concept. Landscape Research, 29 (4), 371-383. (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0142639042000289019)
**Grover, A. (2021). Chapter 1-2 (introduction + literature review in **Hyperfunctional energy landscapes: Retrofitting public space with renewable energy structure. Master of Landscape Architecture, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon, (Hyperfunctional Energy Landscapes: Retrofitting Public Space With Renewable Energy Infrastructure (uoregon.edu))
Marot, N. & Harfst, J. (2021). Post-mining landscapes and their endogenous development potential for small- and medium sized towns: Examples from Central Europe. The Extractive Industries and Society, 8 (2021), 168-175. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2020.07.002)
Oles, T. & Hammarlund, K. (2011) The European Landscape Convention, Wind Power, and the Limits of the Local: Notes from Italy and Sweden. *Landscape Research, *36 (4), 471-485. (https://doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2011.582942)
**Oudes, D. (2022). Pages 9-25 in **Landscape inclusive energy transition, landscape as catalyst in the shift to renewable energy. PhD thesis, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18174/566620 (”download pdf”)
**Sijmons, D. (2013). **Landscape and Energy: Designing Transition. Pages 10-12 & 16-18 (will be found on Canvas & can be distributed beforehand by course leader).
Literature seminar 3:
EIA & SIA
**Chapter 2, Basic EIA methodology, **in Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) (2011). *Environmental Impact Assessment: Roads and Rail – Handbook and Methodology. *Publication number: 2011:55. (https://trafikverket.ineko.se/Files/sv-SE/11087/RelatedFiles/2011_155_environmental_impact_assesment_roads_and_rail_handbook.pdf)
Persson, J., Larsson, A., Villarroya, A. (2015). Compensation in Swedish infrastructure projects and suggestions on policy improvements, In: Seiler, A., Helldin, J-O. (Eds), Proceedings of IENE 2014 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Malmö, Sweden. Nature Conservation 11: 113-127. DOI: 10.3897/natureconservation.11.4367. (https://natureconservation.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=4367)
Wilkins, H. (2003). The need for subjectivity in EIA: discourse as a tool for sustainable development. *Environmental Impact Assessment Review, *23 (2003) 401-414. (https://doi.org/10.1016/S0195-9255(03)00044-1)
Esteves, A.M., Franks, D., Vanclay, F. (2012). Social impact assessment: the state of the art. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 30:1, 34-42, (https://doi.org/10.1080/14615517.2012.660356)
Also: Find your own example (EIA/SIA in practice!), preferably related to green energy or other large scale project from your region or country!