Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 18. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Architecture. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: MSUD2. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Ass.Professor Peter Siöström,, Architecture and Built Environment. Prerequisites: At least three years approved full time education at university level (or a Bachelor degree) in architecture, landscape architecture, spatial planning or urban design, or equivalent. The number of participants is limited to 25 Selection criteria: Interview and portfolio review. Assessment: Approved assignment work, approved completion of the project task and at least 80% active participation at seminars, lectures and group presentations. The qualities of the project assignment and presentation are evaluated and discussed by an examination team comprised of the course examiner, lecturers and external critics after which the examiner decides if the project is considered to fulfil the requirements for a pass. In the case of a non-pass the student has the right to a new examination opportunity after any necessary amendments or re-formulation of the project. The examiner informs the student as to what is required in order to achieve a pass. Further information: Obligatory for those participating in this course is the theoretical course ASBN40 Urban Dynamics – Theories and Tendencies. It is also appropriate to take these courses together with course ASBN35 Urban Process (6 hp).

The aim of this course is to develop the students’ skills in designing strategic visions for sustainable built environments. This is primarily achieved by the students analysing a selected urban area that is subjected to the pressure of change, and proposing a strategy for renewal in addition to demonstrating this strategy in the form of an advanced design proposal.

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

The course is comprised of a qualified urban design assignment at a comprehensive level. The theme of the course is strategic urban development and the predominant part of the course is a design task where the student independently analyses a specific urban area that is being subjected to the pressure of change and proposes a strategy for its renewal, in addition to displaying this strategy in the form of an advanced design proposal. The analytical and strategic components of the course are supported by the knowledge content of course ASBN40 Urban Dynamics - Theories and Tendencies, which is studied parallel with this course.

Compendiums and supplementary literature, the content of which vary from year to year.