Course syllabus

Det nya stadslandskapet
Sustainable Urban Landscape

ASBN16, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2022/23
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED A
Date of Decision: 2022-03-30

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 aim of this course is to deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding for landscape components as a point of departure and object for design measures. A further objective of the course is to help the student become well familiar with planning strategies for sustainable built environments in rural and semi-rural zones. In addition, the aim is to develop advanced skills on the part of the student in the design of long-term sustainable environments taking into account cultural environments and their surroundings.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to analyse and describe existing urban landscapes.

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 the design of the cultural and natural landscape. The predominant part of the course is a design assignment where the students propose new buildings in or adjacent to a large continuous landscape space. In the initial phase the overall environmental objectives for building development in the area are surveyed and problems are defined. The project area is studied and analysed with regard to the existing situation and current developments underway. Based on this analysis, an overall strategy for future building development is formulated, and during the next stage a smaller area is studied in more detail. At different stages themes dealing with sustainable landscape development are dealt with. The end result of the course is a proposal for an in-depth comprehensive plan for the entire space studied, in addition to a detail study in the form of buildings and possible landscape components. Support for the design assignment work is provided by the knowledge and theoretical content included in the parallel course ASBN11 The New Urban Landscape – Theory and Methods.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Approved assignment work, approved completion of the project task and at least 80% active participation at seminars, lectures and group presentations. The qualities of the project assignment and presentation are evaluated and discussed by an examination team comprised of the course examiner, lecturers and external critics after which the examiner decides if the project is considered to fulfil the requirements for a pass. In the case of a non-pass the student has the right to a new examination opportunity after any necessary amendments or re-formulation of the project. The examiner informs the student as to what is required in order to achieve a pass.

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: 35
Selection: Completed university credits within the program. Within programmes where the course is given as a mandatory or elective mandatory course students are guaranteed admission. There after priority is given to students enrolled in programmes that include the course in the curriculum.
The course overlaps following course/s: ASBN15

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Louise Lövenstierne,
Further information: Obligatory for those participating in this course is the theoretical course ASBN11 The New Urban Landscape – Theory and Methods. It is also appropriate to take these courses together with course ASBN26 Landscape Architecture and Garden (7,5 hp).