Land Use Regulation and Land Economics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Having carried out the course module, the students

Learning objectives


  • must have knowledge of the organisation, principles and administration of governing systems, authorities, legislation and legal procedures related to spatial planning and regulation of land use.
  • must have knowledge of the conditions, limitations and opportunities as well as the competence of planning and land management authorities.
  • must have knowledge of the relationship between public sector planning and regulation and land and property economics, including financing of urban development and housing.
  • must have knowledge of challenges and opportunities concerning Public-private partnerships and agreements related to spatial development and planning.


  • must be able to identify and apply theories and models of legislation and administration concerning the development of urban and rural areas.
  • must be able to assess the role of the public sector in land economics.
  • must be able to identify, analyse and assess challenges and opportunities for public-private interaction in spatial planning, administration and property development, in particular concerning public-private partnerships and agreements
  • must be able to critically analyse and discuss scientific and practical challenges to relations between the public and private sector, planning legislation and administration, as well as between urban development and financing.
  • must be able to communicate research based knowledge and discuss problems and challenges concerning the relation between public and private actors in development of urban and rural areas.


  • must be able to advice and manage complex spatial development situations and produce solution models for specific measures, including planning and regulation of land use, financing of land and the built environment and infrastructures, and public-private interaction.

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, presentations, miniproject (possibility).



Name of examLand Use Regulation and Land Economics
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 titleArealregulering og -økonomi
Module codePGLLANK17206
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