Course syllabus

Risk Based Land Use Planning

VBR110, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-03-16

General Information

Compulsory for: BI4
Elective for: RH4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course will provide the fire engineer with sufficient knowledge to allow him/her to collaborate at early stages in the planning process so that risk analyses can be included and used to create a base at a strategic stage of the planning work where the objective is a robust and sustainable society.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


In the project assignment, the student will put into practice his/her knowledge of planning at, above all, the scale-level of general planning and extended general plans. However, certain components will be treated at a more detailed scale.

In parallel with the urban building assignment, a course component will be offered whose objective is to provide knowledge of how risks of various kinds can be managed in community-based planning, using risk analyses as starting points. This course component is aimed at providing insight into the application of the existing legislation framework as a management tool to enable risks to be considered in the community-based planning process.

The students will obtain an understanding of the various central, regional, and community administrations' view of the concept, "Risk considerations in the community-based planning process". An important aspect involves the linkage, "Environmental Impact Assessment – Risk Considerations". The extended general plan must be designed in view of the demands for a sustainable society. Also included in the course are lectures and literature study aimed at addressing the problem, "Community's vulnerability and preparedness measures in community-based planning".

The project work is reported in the form of a public seminar. The teaching aspect is carried out in project form with supporting lectures, consultations, and study visits. The work is constructed around a training site located in a nearby municipality. The written report shall follow the Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Safety systems regulations for assignments at Level II,

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: The examination is given individually in combination with consultations, and in group format through handed-in and approved analysis assignments, as well as through oral and written reporting of the project assignment and opposition on another project assignment.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: 60
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Berit Andersson,
Further information: Group assignments require active participation. Each group member must individually be able to account for the content of the assignment. If a group member does not fulfill the demands of the group or ignores hers/his commitment, she/he can be reassigned to another group or get a fail result.