Course syllabus

Risk Based Land Use Planning

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

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2016-03-31

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 integrated and used to create a basis at a strategic stage of the planning work, with the objective of achieving a resilient 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 with the objective to provide knowledge of how risks of various kinds can be managed in community-based planning, using risk analyses as starting points. The project assignment must be designed in view of the demands for a resilient society. Also included in the course are lectures and literature study aimed at addressing the problem relating to society's vulnerability.

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.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: The examination is given individually through submission of preparatory assignments, and in group format 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.