Course syllabus

Det nya stadslandskapet - teori och metod
Sustainable Urban Landscape - Theory and Method

ASBN11, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED A
Date of Decision: 2020-03-26

General Information

Main field: Architecture with specialization in Sustainable Urban Design.
Compulsory for: MSUD1
Elective for: A4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course sets out to develop the students’ knowledge of the theoretical premises for sustainable design in rural and urban contexts as well as in transition zones. A further aim is to expand the students’ knowledge about the prerequisites and problem structures related to landscape design and knowledge about methods for qualified landscape analysis. In addition, the objective is to enhance the students’ ability to reflect critically about current trends with regard to rural development, and the landscape as a resource for recreation and outdoor life in a regional perspective.

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


This course is an in-depth theoretical and method oriented complement to course ASBN15 Sustainable Urban Landscape. It deals primarily with the theoretical premises for sustainable design related to the natural and cultural landscapes. Tuition is mainly in the form of lectures and seminars. The students are also given an orientation and training in the use of recognised tools and methods for analysing and visualising the landscape.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Approved assignments and at least 80% active participation at seminars, lectures and presentations.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 12.
The course overlaps following course/s: ASB121, ASBN10

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Louise Lövenstierne,
Course coordinator: Peter Siöström,
Further information: This course is an in-depth theoretic and method oriented complement to course ASBN16 Sustainable Urban Landscape (15 hp), the content is intended as an aid to the design assignment.