Course syllabus

Urban dynamik - teorier och tendenser
Urban Dynamics - Theories and Tendencies

ASBN41, 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.
Elective Compulsory for: MSUD2, MARK2-aad
Elective for: A4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

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 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 and written assignments. 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.

Examination details

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

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: ASBN40

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Andreas Olsson,
Course coordinator: Peter Siöström,
Further information: This course is a theoretical and method oriented extension to ASBN31 Sustainable Urban Dynamics (15 hp).