Managing the Use of Land


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • must have knowledge and understanding of Land Management and regulation of land use, both in Denmark and abroad

  • must have developed an understanding of the legal and administrative options in relation to planning, administration and regulation of land use

  • must have knowledge of theoretical dimensions of land use management, land tenure and property rights


  • 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 of real property
  • must be able to identify general theoretical issues in land ownership arrangements and methodological approaches to land management studies


  • must be able to work on developing critical understandings, analyses and assessments of theoretical aspects of land management and regulation of land use

  • must be able to identify suitable analytical frameworks and perform comparative international analyses in relation to studies at different spatial scales

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, presentations



Name of examManaging the Use of Land
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 codePLLANK20102
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