Course syllabus

Risk Based Land Use Planning

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

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2014-04-15

General Information

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


The course will provide the student 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 project 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 project assignment 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 seminars. 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. Priority is given to students admitted to Fire safety engineering.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Alexander Cedergren,
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.