The course is included in the Bachelor's Programme in Environmental Science and the Bachelor's Programme in Energy Transition - Sustainability and Leadership.
On completion of the course the student shall be able to:
show familiarity with planning processes in Sweden and internationally
identify and describe central theories and concepts in planning
identify and describe central theories and concepts in environmental justice
discuss how resource conflicts embody questions of justice
show proficiency in the analysis of planning documents from a justice and sustainability perspective
give an account of conflicts between different interests in land use and planning from a justice perspective
participate, orally and in writing, in a discussion of the relationship between environmental and societal interests in planning.
show proficiency in working multidisciplinary within the field of environmental justice and planning.
The course deals with the basic features of planning from a Swedish and international point of view. A key topic is the historically shifting ideals of planning and their application in urban and rural land use. These ideals and practices of planning are considered in terms of sustainability and environmental justice. Special attention is paid to the challenges of participation, recognition and distribution in accomplishing goals of justice and sustainability in planning.
Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, workshops, excursions and a written exam.
Written exam (5 credits), papers and seminars (3 credits), excursions and workshops (2 credits).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.