Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.09.2019 - 11.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Juanjo Galan

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing the course, students can assess the environmental, social, economic and perceptual implications of different design, planning and management solutions. They are acquainted with and can use the main methodologies for Environmental and Landscape Assessment, both at the planning level (e.g. Strategic Environmental Assessment and Landscape Assessment) and the project level (e.g. Environmental Impact Assessment and Landscape/Visual Impact Assessment).

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After presenting the key principles of environmental and landscape assessment, the course elaborates on the available methodologies and tools for their use in the evaluation and improvement of plans and projects. At the planning level, the students are invited to learn the objectives, contents and methodologies for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Landscape Assessment, whereas at the project scale, students are expected to do the same with other statutory tools such as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) or Landscape Impact Assessment.

In addition, the course analyses the relationships between the methodologies for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Sustainability Assessment (SUA)

The course will include lectures and reading seminars that will provide the theoretical and methodological background to develop a PRACTICAL CASE.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The assessment methods of the course (e.g. assignments) will promote a combined exploration of theoretical concepts and their practical application. Further information given on MyCourses.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Tutored studies 34 hrs (lectures, seminars, reviews), independent study 100 hrs (readings, research and planning assignments), in total134 hrs

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Provided during the course

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

MAR-E1024, MAR-E1041

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

See MyCourses (Aalto University)

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

bachelor degree in landscape architecture, architecture or other disciplines linked to Urban Studies and Planning

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

See MyCourses (Aalto University)

Minimum number of participants to organize the course: 5 students


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