Land Management


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the 1st semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • must have knowledge and understanding of relevant theories and practices concerning the framework conditions, organisation and processes of spatial development, policy, planning, management and governance

  • must have knowledge of different norms and interests related to the specific activities of spatial policy, planning and governance associated with the chosen problem, e.g. norms of democracy, participation, efficiency and economic, socio-cultural and environmental sustainability

  • must have knowledge of the integration of e-governance and spatial data infrastructures in spatial policy, planning and property regulation

  • must have knowledge of and be able to critically relate to both practical and scientific challenges concerning policy-making, planning, management, regulation, facilitation, administration and/or implementation of spatial development and land use


  • must be able to identify and analyse a specific urban and/or rural spatial development problem, and must be able to develop this into a specific spatial policy, planning, regulation or governance problem

  • must be able to apply theories and methods of relevance to the chosen problem

  • must be able to argue the design and general methods of the project in relation to scientific methodology

  • must be able to analyse and critically assess relevant interests, actors, legislation, organisational settings, procedures and processes related to the chosen problem, e.g. in relation to different societal norms, such as sustainability, democracy, justice and legitimacy. Must be able to identify conflicting or mutually reinforcing aspects in doing so

  • must be able to conclude and discuss the theoretical and/or practical implications of the analysis and assessments performed in the project

  • must be able, if relevant, to propose specific changes and solutions to relevant policies, regulation, plans and/or organisational settings, procedures and processes


  • must be able to develop, facilitate, advice and manage policymaking, planning as well as regulatory and administrative settings, procedures and processes concerning spatial development and land use

  • must be able to structure and combine theoretical discussions with practical challenges throughout the project work and its result

  • must be able to independently initiate and carry out tasks of planning, management and administration in interdisciplinary cooperation and must be able to take on professional responsibility

Type of instruction

Problem-oriented project work in groups with supervision. Workshops and seminars may supplement the project work.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • An approved PBL competency profile is a prerequisite for participation in the project exam


Name of examLand Management
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titlePlanlægning og arealforvaltning
Module codePLLANK20201
Module typeProject
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