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AG1105 Heritage Management in Urban Planning 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AG1105 (Spring 2011–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Urban planning is a question of balancing preservation, renewal and change of physical, social and economic structures. Most cities have developed over a long period of time. Urban planning must take in account what has been and occurred in the past. City planning depends much on local circumstances. This includes remains from prehistoric time as well as now abandoned environments from the industrial society. Heritage management in a broad sense is an important task in planning.

In the course focus is directed to urban heritage management in perspective of current societal development. Questions about preservation, renewal and change of the urban fabric is discussed from the point of view of different needs and interests in current urban development.

The following elements are included in the course:

  • Forces behind urban development
  • Theoretical concepts and perspectives
  • Actors in urban planning and their value systems
  • Project task.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge and understanding of

  • how the view on cities, their history and values changes over time,
  • motives and forces behind contemporary urban planning,
  • values/value systems that can be associated with cities,
  • how existing physical, social and economic structures in cities provide conditions for planning and
  • how the interplay between different value systems can be described and analysed.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

AG1104 Planning Theory basic course, or equivalent.

For singel course students: Completed upper secondary education including 30 university credits (hp) in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning or Civil Engineering in the Built Environ­­ment, and documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish B.

Recommended prerequisites

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Compendium including selected literature (approximately 400 pages)

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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


  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Individual Paper, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Exercise, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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

Examination (TEN1; 3,0 hp), Project (PRO1; 3,0 hp) och Seminars (SEM1; 1,5 hp).

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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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.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AG1105

Offered by

ABE/Urban and Regional Studies

Main field of study

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Mats Lundström, mats.lundströ, Tel. 08-7907336