Space, Place and Mobility
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Academic year 2022/2023
2022-08-29 - 2022-10-31
LK0411 Space, Place and Mobility, 15.0 CreditsRum, plats, mobilitet
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 150 credits, of which 90 credits in one of the following subjects:
• landscape architecture
• landscape planning
• built environment
• spatial planning
• landscape science
• environmental science
• civil and environmental engineering
and an approved portfolio according to specific instructions. See link for portfolio instructions during Other information.
OR 150 credits from a Landscape Architecture programme at SLU or an Erasmus partner university.
English 6 or equivalent.
ObjectivesThe course gives the student the opportunity to immerse in the planning, design and management of Transport Infrastructure. During the course, the student works in different scales, spanning from early feasibility studies to site-specific design. The student is trained to interpret the landscape’s form, time depth and ecological connections. The course provides the opportunity to develop proficiency to design for different speeds of motion. The student is given the opportunity for specializations in various themes, both theoretical, artistic and practical.
After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- apply analysis methods that show an understanding of how transport structures affect the landscape.
- account for and to some extent apply planning for roads and railways.
- select, motivate and design measures aimed at creating transport systems that interact with the landscape.
- implement and report on an infrastructure project based on knowledge of consequences at several scale levels.
- present the consequences of the completed project in a convincing way.
- reflect on what the project can contribute and critically examine the results based on the course’s various elements and the references and theories included in the course
ContentThe course deals with landscape architecture methods for planning, designing and managing transport systems. Based on current theories and methodology on mobility and transport architecture, the student investigates various choice of measures. During the course, current knowledge in the field is offered through literature studies, lectures and excursions. Work steps include group exercises to analyze the landscape, identify issues and propose solutions that support a transport need. An individual project is carried out where the student applies his knowledge of the landscape and the proposed measure to a shaped whole. Some important aspects that characterize the theme are to understand the context of the place in different scales and designing spatial sequences that work for movement at different speeds.
The course contains lectures, excursions, literature seminars (compulsory), critique - reviews of exercises (compulsory), supervised exercises in the studio, and own work in the studio.
The course gives 15 credits of skill training in the degree of master of science in landscape architecture.
Formats and requirements for examinationLecturers 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 the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
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
Students admitted to Landscape Architecture – Master´s Progamme (LAM) 2020 and after are eligible for the course if the portfolio is approved.
Link to portfolio instructions is posted before the application period.
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
1. Landscape architecture and transport infrastructure
Kees Lokman 2017. *Cyborg landscapes: Choreographing resilient interactions between **infrastructure, ecology, and society. *Journal of Landscape Architecture, 12:1, 60-73.
TDOK 2015:0323, v. 3.0. The Ecological ad Cultural Heritage standards (Riktlinje Landskap). Trafikverket
Michael Jones , Peter Howard , Kenneth R. Olwig , Jørgen Primdahl & Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin (2007) Multiple interfaces of the European Landscape Convention. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography, 61:4, 207-216
2. Infrastructure, biodiversity and maintenance
E. O’Brien *Habitat fragmentation due to transport infrastructure : Practical considerations *The Ecology of Transportation: Managing Mobility for the Environment (2006) pp 191-204
Bekker H, Stegehuis B, de Vries H (2011) Defragmentation measures for the protection of our wildlife heritage. Rijkswaterstaat, Delft. http://www.mjpo.nl
Psaralexi MK, Votsi N-EP, Selva N, Mazaris AD and Pantis JD (2017). *Importance of Roadless Areas for the European Conservation Network. *Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 5:2 2017,
Tikka, Pärvi M et. al. (2000) *Can grassland plant communities be preserved on road and railway verges?. *Applied Vegetation Science 3: 25-32, 2000
3. Social perspectives
J.van Eldijk, j. Gil, N. Kuska, R.s. Patro. Missing links – Quantifying barrier effects of transport infrastructure on local accessibility. Transportation Research Part D 85 (2020) 102410
Smidfelt Rosqvist, L. 2019. Gendered Perspectives on Swedish Transport Policy-Making: An Issue for Gendered Sustainability Too: From One to Many Tracks. January 2019. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-05042-9_4. In book: Integrating Gender into Transport Planning.
Till Koglin & Tom Rye. *The marginalisation of bicycling in Modernist urban transport planning. *Journal of Transport & Health 1 (2014) 214-222
Björn Wendle and Ulf Eriksson 2014. *Transport for an Attractive City – An introduction to TRAST. *Trafikverket/Sveriges kommuner och landsting