Community and the Built Environment

CCDR12 Elective 4 ECTS
Period 2 week 15.02.2021 - 26.02.2021
Instructor Kjartan Bollason


The course examines the perception of landscape/sea in connection with the built environment and the role of planning. This is based on the idea that the built environment, not less than nature, shapes people’s wellbeing, their sense of belonging and their willingness to live in a region or town.


On completion of the course, a student:

  • can understand and connect wellbeing and sense of place to the built environment.
  • has the ability to distinguish perceptions of cultural landscape and its changes in place and time.
  • can explain the role of planning and planning authorities.
  • has the ability to suggest changes, orally and in written form, in the built environment on a scientific basis.