AD2820 Structural Components in Urban Planning and Design 15.0 credits

Structural Components in Urban Planning and Design

The course presents students with an opportunity to explore deeper specific fields within urban planning and design, such as landscape design, traffic planning and real estate morphology.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The objective of the course is to train the students in theoretical and practical knowledge in specific components in urban design and focuses on handling the interplay between them. The course includes design theory as well as training in individual and group work and presentation techniques.

The intent is to deepen the knowledge and insights of the difficulties and possibilities of designing proposals that take into account the many facets of urbanity. The course will also give insights in the many interests and approaches in such projects, especially when it comes to the possibilities to integrate these in an urban structure. 

Intended learning outcomes *

The course presents students with an opportunity to explore deeper specific fields within urban planning and design, such as landscape design, traffic planning and real estate morphology. It also provides the understanding of the interplay between such fields through practical work. The overall theme of the course is sustainability, and all components will be studied in relation to that.

After completing the course the student shall

· Be able to define, investigate and explain different components in urban design

· Be able to apply knowledge of such components in design practice

· Be able to analyse a present urban situation and define the problem which needs to be handled

· Be able to present proposals for such components in standard documents (texts and diagrams)

Course Disposition

The first part of the course consists of thematic exercises and supporting lectures of the different components. Students’ analyses as well as relevant literature is followed-up by worked-out proposals focusing on certain components or aspects. The second part consists of a writing exercise in which the students are required to write an article which focuses on the transition from analysis to problem definition: the article should analyse an urban situation and argue for a certain change. In the final part of the course students work individually with design proposals where all components and aspects are taken into account (synthetic plan).

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

120 p from architecture, landscape architecture or planning programs on graduate level. 

Recommended prerequisites

120 p from architecture, landscape architecture or planning programs on graduate level. 

Equipment

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Literature

Will be announced at Course Start 

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • MOM1 - Moment, 15.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Posters, presentations, and articles must be accepted by at least two critics/teachers.

80% attendance on course infos and lectures

80% attendance in studio during scheduled tutoring

Active participation in group discussions and work

For a final grade all assignments must have been accepted

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Per Fransson

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Architecture

Main field of study *

Architecture

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.