Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 6. 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: Assistant professor Per Björkeroth,, 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. Assessment: Approved assignment work, approved studio tasks and at least 80% active participation at seminars, lectures and group presentations.

The aim of the course is to deepen the students’ knowledge about the implementation of projects fostering sustainable urban development and to enhance their ability to reflect critically about possesses of urban change. This course also aims to deepen the students’ insight and ability to analyse critically the actors, driving forces and control mechanisms associated with urban design. This is primarily achieved by the qualified analysis of projects that have been implemented.

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 content of the course lies primarily in the charting and analysis of the actors, factors and events that influence current urban development projects. The students are also provided with an overview of the control mechanisms that influence Swedish and to a certain extent international urban design and planning processes.

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