Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)
URBAN DYNAMICS - THEORIES AND TENDENCIESASBN40

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: MSUD2. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Ass.Professor Peter Siöström, peter.siostrom@arkitektur.lth.se, Inst för arkitektur och byggd miljö. Assessment: Approved assignment task and at least 80% active participation at lectures, study tours and seminars. Further information: This course is a theoretical and method oriented extension to ASBN30 Sustainable Urban Dynamics (18 hp).

Aim
The aim of the course is to enhance the student’s orientation regarding current trends in the theory and practice of urban design. The aim is also to make the student become well acquainted with current research on sustainable urban development. In addition, this course sets out to discuss urban theories and relate these to various design strategies from a questioning and analytical perspective.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
The focus of this course is on sustainable urban design and its content deepens and poses issues on current and historical trends and theories. The course provides students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of current research within the broad field known as sustainable urban development. Tuition takes place primarily in the form of lectures, seminars, assignment tasks and a study of scientific character. The knowledge content provided by this course create a foundation for the work with visions and strategies in course ASBN30 Sustainable Urban Dynamics, which is studied parallel with this course.

Literature
Course compendium and supplementary literature, the contents of which vary from year to year.