Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Architecture. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. ASBN41 overlaps following cours/es: ASBN40. Compulsory for: MSUD2. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Senior lecturer Peter Siöström,, Architecture. 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 course might be cancelled if the number of applicants is less than 10. 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 ASBN31 Sustainable Urban Dynamics (15 hp).

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

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 ASBN31 Sustainable Urban Dynamics, which is studied parallel with this course.

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