Course syllabus

Stadsbyggandets grunder
The Fundamentals of Urban Design

ASBF05, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2013-04-19

General Information

Main field: Architecture.
Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: A3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to deepen the students’ knowledge about the fundamental issues, theories and methods relating to urban design. It aims to increase their awareness of the relationship between strategic urban development and sustainable urban design. A further aim of this course is to support the students' urban design skills and their understanding of the influence of the urban environment on people's well-being.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course has its focus on the theories, processes, actors and elements involved in urban planning. The course provides the students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and methods for the analysis of urban space as well as training their ability to reflection regarding urban environments and structures. The course provides the students with the opportunity to test the various roles in planning – as a planner and as a designer of somebody else’s vision. The tuition is carried out in the form of lectures, study visits, studio assignments, workshops and a written assignment. The course is conducted in an innovative spirit regarding the development of tuition and examinations.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Approved assignments and design projects, approved thesis and at least 80% attendance at seminars, lectures and group presentations.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ASB170

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Univ.lektor Catharina Sternudd,