AG2811 Planning for Resilience 7.5 credits
Planering för resiliens
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)
Subject areaBuilt Environment
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsAutumn 13 P1 (7.5 credits)
End date2013 week: 44
Language of instructionEnglish
Number of lectures
Number of exercises
Form of studyNormal
Number of placesNo limitation
ScheduleSchedule (new window)
Course responsibleRebecka Milestad
TeacherJacob von Oelreich <email@example.com>
Rebecka Milestad <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Åsa Svenfelt <email@example.com>
THSSM2, TMHIM2 recommended
Part of programme
The course introduces the participants to different perspectives on complex adaptive systems and their resilience, adaptability and transformability. Epistemological issues are analysed in lectures, seminars and readings, and policy implications discussed. Special reference to the concepts in a planning context will be made.
After passing the course, the participant can:
- Describe different meanings of the major concepts (including resilience, adaptability, transformability, social-ecological systems and complex adaptive systems) and describe how these concepts are related within different theoretical frameworks
- Describe and assess policy and planning implications of these concepts
- Apply the central concepts of the course in a planning context
Course main content
Lectures cover: Resilience, adaptability, transformability, ecosystem dynamics, complex adaptive systems, social-ecological systems, cases from research
The course also includes: Seminars discussing the literaure
Same as for the Master program in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design, the track Environment and Planning.
The student should have passed the courses: AG2805 Sustainable Planning and Design, AG2171 Futures studies and Forecasts, AG2126 Theory of Science and Research Methodology for Planning and Design, and AG2127 Planning theory and Urban Governance, or equivalent.
Preliminary course book:
Walker, B and Salt. 2006. Resilience Thinking: Sustaining ecosystems and people in a changing world. Island Press: London
will be added with additional literature and relevant internet links
- PRO1 - Group Project, 2.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- SEM2 - Seminars, 2.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
- TEN3 - Exam, 3.0 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Requirements for final grade
Written exam on key concepts, will be graded A-F. Participation in seminars, will be graded with Passed or Not Passed. Written final group exam, will be graded A-F.
To complete the course, all parts must be graded with an E or higher.
ABE/Environmental Strategies Research - fms
Rebecka Milestad, firstname.lastname@example.org
Göran Finnveden <email@example.com>
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 12.