AD2840 Sustainable Design in the Urban Space 7.5 credits

Sustainable Design in the Urban Space

Sustainable Design in the Urban Space (SDUS) is a module in four parts intended to give advanced students of urban planning and design a structured, practical perspective on environmental sustainability.

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 *

SDUS is structured to deliver four coherent packages of knowledge and skill, each building on the last, to inculcate in urban planners/designers a robust, useable and updateable base for application in research and professional application. Each package has the following objective:

·       beginnings: Orientation in general sustainability issues

·       principles: Understanding of the systematic base of environmental sustainability.

·       methods: Review of methods for sustainable urban design.

practice: Exploration of techniques for project development, based on emerging best-practice.

The teaching mode of SDUS is intended to stimulate original thought, critical commentary, systematic analysis and research, study collaboration, professional experience and creative project development

Intended learning outcomes *

Sustainable Design in the Urban Space (SDUS) is a module in four parts intended to give advanced students of urban planning and design a structured, practical perspective on environmental sustainability.

Course Disposition

The four parts of the SDUS syllabus have two structuring features: an overarching organic structure and 'foundational 'elements, designed to provide a solid platform for technical and professional work in the urban planning and design field.

The structure moves cumulatively from general and unstructured notions in a discursive format, through abstract and conceptual principles, to concrete methods and real-world best practice.

Each package in the module is itself structured organically to gather together key themes under the heading and culminate in a 'foundation stone', as the main takeaway, which both summarises the preceding material and, more explicitly, proposes a platform (in terms of an agenda, or framework) for future work. 

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

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • MOM1 - 80% Attendance and Assignments, 7.5 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 *

80% attendance at lectures and active participation at seminars. Project review by teacher on at least two occasions. Completion and hand in of studio project and essay, individually.

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.