Course syllabus

Urban dynamik
Sustainable Urban Dynamics

ASBN31, 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.
Elective Compulsory for: MSUD2, MARK2-aad
Elective for: A4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of this course is to develop the students’ skills in designing strategic visions for sustainable built environments. This is primarily achieved by the students analysing a selected urban area that is subjected to the pressure of change, and proposing a strategy for renewal in addition to demonstrating this strategy in the form of an advanced design proposal.

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 is comprised of a qualified urban design assignment at a comprehensive level. The theme of the course is strategic urban development and the predominant part of the course is a design task where the student independently analyses a specific urban area that is being subjected to the pressure of change and proposes a strategy for its renewal, in addition to displaying this strategy in the form of an advanced design proposal. The analytical and strategic components of the course are supported by the knowledge content of course ASBN41 Urban Dynamics - Theories and Tendencies, which is studied parallel with this course.

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: 30
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: ASBN30

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Andreas Olsson,
Further information: Obligatory for those participating in this course is the theoretical course ASBN41 Urban Dynamics – Theories and Tendencies.