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LK0419 Studio – Landscape planning, 15.0 Credits

Studio – Landskapsplanering


Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Landscape Planning 10.0 0102
Landscape Theory and Values 5.0 0103

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements(G2F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 80 credits landscape architecture and 5 credits soil science.


The purpose of the course is for the student to develop knowledge and skills in landscape analysis and gain basic knowledge of physical and urban planning. The aim is also to provide students with basic knowledge of society’s laws, rules and goals for long-term sustainable development as well as regional differences in the landscape.

Knowledge and understanding

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

- give examples of regional differences in the landscape that affect people’s conditions for living and working in different parts of the country;

- describe the interaction between an urban area and the structures and functions of the surrounding landscape;

- describe some urban planning theories that form the basis for landscape planning;

- explain the importance of carrying out a landscape analysis before a change in land use;

- discuss and exemplify how different actors have the opportunity to influence landscape planning in processes and stages that are governed by societal goals, laws and regulations as well as planning and environmental legislation.

Skills and Abilities

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

- methodically search for and compile geographical and other information relevant to the implementation of a landscape analysis;

- methodically describe the conditions and sensitivity of a landscape to a changed land and water use;

- justify a change in land and water use from a landscape and planning perspective.

Evaluation ability and approach

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

- formulate issues relevant to landscape planning linked to society’s goals for long-term sustainable development;

- discuss and problematize a selection of values and interests that affect landscape planning from a national and international perspective.


The course is organized around a compulsory project work in studio form where students work in small groups that visit and do landscape analyzes of different urban areas around the country. An exercise that, among other things, enables comparisons of how different conditions in the landscape affect both people’s opportunities to live and use the landscape and how the conditions affect vegetation and plant use.

In their work, the students start from a given method but are also introduced to other proven methods relevant to the analysis of the landscape. Based on a change in land and water use in a Swedish urban area, they describe and analyze the landscape’s conditions. The task can vary from year to year and is based, for example, on the location of housing, recreation, energy supply, etc. The focus is on describing, assessing and presenting the landscape’s conditions for showing trade-offs between current claims. Aspects that are studied are the landscape’s biophysical properties, structures and functions, as well as cultural and social characteristics of the locality. The students report the results in groups in text and pictures as well as orally. In an individual writing exercise, the student make comparisons and ask questions relevant to landscape planning.

In connection with the project work, a methodological work with map layers is introduced as a tool for searching, compiling and evaluating geographical information in a landscape analysis.

The project work includes theoretical parts that are examined in seminars and with individual writing exercises. The theoretical parts deal with urban planning theory based on history, ideologies and values as well as physical planning with society’s goals, laws and rules.

Urban planning history is studied trough literature studies and lectures. Swedish urban development is associated with currents and ideas in society in Sweden and internationally. The city as a system in the landscape, ie the interaction between the surrounding landscape, traffic system, buildings and blue-green structure is studied. Prerequisites for a long-term sustainable development of different types of cities are highlighted.

Students are introduced to Swedish legislation that governs and regulates the municipalities’ physical planning. The purposes of the legislation are discussed as well as the planning process and its various parties.

In lectures, texts and compulsory seminars, students discuss different values and interests in relation to overall global, national and local societal goals for long-term sustainable development. Ethical perspectives are raised. Outside and inside perspectives are discussed in relation to change in the landscape.

The course gives 15 credits of skill training.

Formats and requirements for examination

The course contains theoretical parts that are examined with individual written exercises and seminars. Applied landscape planning is examined with group work in project form and an individual written exercise.

To pass the course, approved written exercises and group work are required, as well as a pass

participation in compulsory project work, seminars and study trip.
  • 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.

Other information

  • 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 information

Prerequisites 5 credits of soil science are given by the course LK0292 Introduction to landscape architecture, geology and hydrology, alternatively MV0213/MV0224 Soil as a plant habitat and plant knowledge 3.

Study trip is included in the course and costs are presented no later than 4 weeks before the start of the course.

Responsible department

Department of Urban and Rural Development

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: Delar av LK0232, LK0109 och LK0168. LK0349.

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Litterature list

Obligatorisk litteratur:


Per Stahlschmidt, Simon Swaffield, Jörgen Primdahl, Vibeke Nelleman. (2017) **Landscape analysis – Investigating the potentials of space and place, **Routledge

Läs framförallt: kap. 7 och 8 – stöd/inspiration i projektarbetet

(Används även i andra kurser, ni förväntas tex vara bekanta med rumsliga analyser)

Tobias Noborn, Bengt Schibbye, Emily Wade, Mia Björckebaum, Emy Lanemo, John Askling, Oskar Kindvall (2017). **Landskapet är arenan – Integrerad landskapskaraktärsanalys, en metodbeskrivning. **Trafikverket


Gunnel Forsberg (red.) Samhällsplaneringens teori och praktik


Första upplagan, 2020

Läs framförallt kapitel:1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 33, 35, 36

Matthew Carmona, Steve Tiesdell, Tim Heath and Taner Oc (2010). Public places Urban spaces - The dimensions of urban design, 2nd edition, eller** tredje upplagan från 2021. **

Architectural Press, Elsevier.

Andra upplagan från 2010

Läs framförallt Part II – The dimensions om urban design, kapitel 5, 7, 8

Tredje upplagan från 2021

Läs framförallt kapitel 4, 6, 8

Stadsbyggnad och kulturmiljöns roll i samhällsplaneringen

*Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift *nr 82/2022 Tema: Kulturmiljöns roll i samhällsplaneringen, Föreningen Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift , 2022.

Tillgänglig för 225 kr på

På själva tidskriftens hemsida, under rubriken äldre nummer kan man ladda ner Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift nr 58/2009, läs artikeln:

Baumert, Antonia, ”Från förhistorisk boplats till miljonprogram, − om bebyggelseutvecklingen på norra Järvafältet utifrån digitala Informationskällor”, Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift nr 58/2009, Föreningen Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift , 2009.

Övrig litteratur:


På Canvas:

Bengt Schibbye John Asklin, Mia Björckebaum, Sofia Löfgren (2016). Landskapsanalys för planeläggning av vägar och järnvägar – En handledning. Trafikverket

**Om landskap och landskapsanalys för väg och järnväg – ett kunskapsunderlag med fokus på begrepp och exempel **

Ulla Berglund et al. Rapport nr 1/2011, Institutionen för stad och land


Jan Nyström och Lennart Tonell (2012). **Planeringens grunder - en översikt **


Tredje upplagen eller senare

Läs framförallt: kap 5 & 6

Plan och bygglag:


Europeiska landskapskonventionen:

**På Canvas: ***Europeiska plansystemet i korthet, Boverket 2012 *

Stadsbyggnad och kulturmiljöns roll i samhällsplaneringen

På Canvas:

Elias Cornell (1977). Bygge av stad och land

Bokförlaget PAN/Norstedts.

Kapitlet om ”Medeltiden”

Olle Svedberg (1988). Arkitekternas århundrade – Europas arkitektur 1800-talet

Almqvist & Wiksell/Gebers förlag AB.

Kapitlet om ”Stadsplaneringen”

A EJ Morris (1994). **History of urban form – Before the industrial revolutions. **

Henry Ling Ltd.

Kapitel 5 om ”The Renaissance: Italy sets a pattern”

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0419 Application code: SLU-10043 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%