Risk Based Land Use Planning
VRSN30, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)
Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED BI/RH
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03
Compulsory for: BI3, BI4
Elective for: RH4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand
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.
Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must
- Show a general understanding of the planning process and being
familiar with some of the most central concepts related to land use
- Show an understanding of what types of risks being relevant to
take into consideration at different levels of land use
- Show an understanding for what actors and interests that are
involved in the planning process, and how they interact with
questions relating to risk management.
Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must
- Be able to identify and analyse those risks and vulnerable
objects that exist in the studied geographical area and be able to
develop input to a plan proposal in such way that existing
preconditions are taken into consideration.
- Be able to suggest and argue for well-considered measures that
in a planning context contribute to a resilient society.
- Be able to present and discuss relevant risk-related questions
in land use planning, verbally as well as in writing, with
- Be able to search for, and assess information with a high
degree of independence and to assume responsibility that the group
work carried out is completed and reported on within given
Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must
- Demonstrate a capacity to assess and relate to trade-offs
between risk-related questions and other interests in land use
- Demonstrate a capacity to assess what type and level of detail
of risk-related questions that are most relevant to handle in
different planning processes.
- Demonstrate a capacity to reflect on the future professional
role relating to risk based land use planning.
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.
Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Examination is carried out individually through submission of preparatory assignments, oral examination and in group through oral and written reporting of the project assignment and critical review of another project assignment.
The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.
Code: 0117. Name: Individual Assignment.
Credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed individual assignment
Code: 0217. Name: Group Assignment.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed project assignment
Code: 0317. Name: Oral Examination.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed oral examination.
- VBR180 Risk Analysis Methods or VBRN 45 Risk Assessment in Fire Protection Engineering
The number of participants is limited to: 60
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.
The course overlaps following course/s: VRSN20, VBR110
- Boverket: PBL - Detaljplan och översiktsplan, Utdrag från PBL kunskapsbanken. Boverket, 2012. Can be found at: http://www.boverket.se/Vagledningar/PBL-kunskapsbanken.
- Länsstyrelsen i Skåne Län: Riktlinjer för riskhänsyn i samhällsplaneringen , Bebyggelseplanering intill väg och järnväg med transport av farligt gods. Länsstyrelsen i Skåne Län: Malmö, 2007.
- Hallin, P.-O.: Sociala risker, En begrepp-s och metoddiskussion. Malmö Högskola: Malmö, 2013.
- Länsstyrelsen i Stockholms län: Riskanalyser i detaljplaneprocessen, Vem, vad, när och hur?. Länsstyrelsen i Stockholms län: Stockholm, 2003.
- Hallin, P-O., Nilsson, J. och Olofsson, N.: Kommunal sårbarhetsanalys, KBM:s forskningsserie nr 3. Krisberedskapsmyndigneten: Stockholm, 2004.
- Räddningsverket: Riskhantering i ett samhällsperspektiv, Samhällsplanering. Räddningsverket: Karlstad, 1998.
- MSB: Vägledning för risk- och sårbarhetsanalyser. Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB): Stockholm, 2011.
- SKL: Transporter av farligt gods, Handbok för kommunernas planering. Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting: Stockholm, 2012.
- Wisner, B., Blaikie, P., Cannon, T. & Davies, I.: At risk, Nautral hazards, people's vulnerability and disasters. Routledge: New York, 2003.
- ÖCB: Robusthet i den fysiska miljön. Överstyrelsen för civil beredskap, 1998. Page 29-32.
- Duijm, N., J. : Recommendations on the use and design of risk matrices. Safety Science, Vol. 76, ss. 21-31, 2015.
- Fleischhauer, M.: The role of spatial planning in strengthening urban resilience. H.J. Pasman & I.A. Kirillov (red.), Resilience of Cities to Terrorist and other Threats. Springer: Dordrecht., 2008.
- Sjöstedt, V., Larsson, A., Pettersson, F., & Hanson, H. : Planering för klimatsäkring. M. Hall, E. Lund & M. Rummukainen (red.) Klimatsäkrat Skåne, CEC Rapport Nr 02, Centrum för miljö- och klimatforskning, Lunds universitet: Lund., 2015.
Contact and other information
Course coordinator: Alexander Cedergren, firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information: Course VBR110 or VRSN30, Risk Based Land Use Planning, is a compulsory component of the BSc programme in Fire Protection Engineering. Students on this programme must have passed course VBRN45, Risk Assessment in Fire Protection Engineering, or VBR180, Risk Analysis Methods, to be admitted to the course VBR110, VRSN20 or VRSN30 Risk Based Land Planning. Students taking course VBR110, VRSN20 or VRSN30 on the MSc Engineering programme in Risk Management and Safety Engineering or the Master’s programme in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation are assumed to have knowledge corresponding to course VRSN05, Foundations for Risk Assessment and Management, or VBR180, Risk Analysis Methods. Students enrolled on other programmes who wish to take the course must be able to document that they have prior knowledge corresponding to one of the courses mentioned above in order to be admitted. 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.