Managing the Use of Land


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Only for students in Aalborg and Cand.geom. students in Copenhagen

The aim of the module is to acquire general knowledge of regulation of land use and land management. Emphasis is placed on different levels of administration, including legal, policy and institutional contexts in relation to managing the use of land. The module also stresses international comparisons of spatial planning land administration systems and sectorial land-use regulations from different European countries and beyond.

Having completed the course module, the students

Learning objectives


  • must have knowledge and understanding of Land Management and regulation of land use, both in Denmark and abroad
  • must acquire knowledge of theories of the state in relation to national, regional and local government, and the changing political landscapes that influence the scope of policy and decision-making at different levels of land administration
  • must develop an understanding of the legal and administrative options in relation to planning, administration and regulation of land use


  • must be able to develop analyses of land use situations in light of international comparisons, and to assess particular courses of action in relation to land administration in connection with sectorial land-use regulations
  • must be able to critically reflect on land administration decisions at the local level, and to assess such decisions in accordance with theoretical and practical understandings of changing contexts and political settings
  • must be able identity core issues – of both a legal, technical,organizational, economic and social nature – in relation to the development real property


  • must be able to work in developing critical understandings, analyses and assessments of theoretical aspects of land management and regulation of land use.
  • must be able to perform comparative international analyses in relation to approaches at different spatial scales.

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, presentations.



Name of examManaging the Use of Land
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
Permitted aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleArealforvaltning
Module codePGLLANK17103
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design