2665.15 - Practical Course - Planning Law in Practice

Course number
Practical Course - Planning Law in Practice
Students must have completed the required core courses at the Department of History and Social Science (2 years), or have equivalent qualifications.
At geva teimum lesandi innføring í tættir í lóggávu um skipan og ætlanir í lóggávu um forsorg, býarskipan, bygging og náttúrufriðing. Út frá veruligum ella hugsaðum dømi um broyting av skipan ella ætlan (t.d. býarskipan ella raðfesting á sosiala økinum), læra at meta um framferð hjá myndugleika, viðkomandi hoyring og rættindum hjá borgarum og harvið læra, hvussu samfelagsplanlegging fer fram í verki. To provide students with an introduction to elements of systems and planning law in the legislation governing social care, urban planning, construction and environmental conservation. Based on real or fictional cases of systemic or planning changes (e.g. urban planning or social sector prioritization), to learn to assess how authorities approach these, relevant hearings and citizens’ rights, and thereby learn how social planning is put into practice.
Aspects of formal and factual administration, conveyed with introductions to different areas of planning law, which offers students initial insight into the relevant legal provision. The sessions will take place over six days (two-hours each day) and there will be group work. Then, over two days, students will be divided into groups representing conflicting views of authorities and citizens, as well as acting as mediators.
Learning and teaching approaches
The course will be arranged with lecturing (six two-hour sessions), online guidance (Moodle), discussions and a series of arbitrations where the parties present their views, make decisions regarding procedure and formulate a ruling.
Learning outcomes
Successful students can demonstrate ability to:  demonstrate insight into how social planning is governed by law;  demonstrate insight into the competences public authorities have to change plans and systems;  demonstrate insight into the procedures applicable when changes are sought;  demonstrate insight into citizens’ rights when plans are made or systems established;  demonstrate insight into the crosscutting competences of other authorities;  demonstrate insight into relevant provisions in administrative law;  demonstrate insight into how appeals are processed;  select the most relevant documents and perspectives to present within a set framework;  analyse the legal situation in documents and rulings in appeals procedures.
Assessment method
80% compulsory attendance. The examination consists in a written test.
Approximately 200 pages of legal text, observations, reports, court decisions and articles.
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