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Urban planning is in this course understood as a complex process, involving a number of actors, private as well as public, with a broad range of competences, interests and demands. In the course, theory and practical examples from the fields of planning is used to understand this process from a range of different perspectives as democracy, planning discourses and sustainability matters. The role of the planner is consistently focused.

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* Informationen tillhör Kursplan AG2109 (VT 2009–)

Innehåll och lärandemål

Kursinnehåll

Urban planning takes place in a complex context involving a number of actors, usually with conflicting interests and differing perspectives. The process is characterised by diverging competencies, interests and arguments. Readings in contemporary planning theory constitute an important point of departure for discussing, analysing and critically reflecting upon planning and the role of the planner. In the course both practical and theoretical knowledge is presented. Examples are given from different countries illustrating the relationship between private and public interests in spatial planning, including citizen participation. Theoretical core-concepts are conflict, consensus, power, democracy, deliberation, discourse and communication. Theoretical knowledge about these concepts is used as a point of departure for illuminating delicate aims and aspects of the planning process. The course also directs its focus towards the role of the planner and on sustainable development as a challenging task in planning

Lärandemål

After completing the course, the student shall:

  • Be familiar with the main lines in contemporary planning theory.
  • Be able to identify actors and various interests and arguments in planning processes.
  • Have the ability to reflect upon and theoretically analyse planning and policy processes.
  • Have a capacity to reflect critically upon the different roles of the actors in the process and the role and responsibility of the planner.
  • Be able to suggest suitable methods for communication in situations characterised by expected conflicts, power imbalances and differing expertise knowledge in various settings.

Present a written report where a planning or policy process is analysed.

Kursupplägg

Throughout the course, theoretical lectures and readings are complemented with practical cases in urban planning. The core-issues of the course are further discussed, analysed and critically reflected upon in a number of seminars where different methods for discussions are used. The project work is an assignment where the students will deepen their knowledge by applying theoretical perspectives upon a concrete empirical planning case.

Kurslitteratur och förberedelser

Särskild behörighet

3 years of university studies within the field of Planning, Architecture, Engineering or Social Science.

Rekommenderade förkunskaper

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Utrustning

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Kurslitteratur

Forester, J (1999) The Deliberative Practitioner. Encouraging Participatory Planning Processes. MIT Press.

Selected texts, presented at the course introduction.

Examination och slutförande

När kurs inte längre ges har student möjlighet att examineras under ytterligare två läsår.

Betygsskala

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

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project Work, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Examinator beslutar, baserat på rekommendation från KTH:s samordnare för funktionsnedsättning, om eventuell anpassad examination för studenter med dokumenterad, varaktig funktionsnedsättning.

Examinator får medge annan examinationsform vid omexamination av enstaka studenter.

Övriga krav för slutbetyg

Project work, (PRO1; 4,5 cr),  Seminars, (SEM1; 3 cr)

Möjlighet till komplettering

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Möjlighet till plussning

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Examinator

Profile picture Maria Håkansson

Etiskt förhållningssätt

  • Vid grupparbete har alla i gruppen ansvar för gruppens arbete.
  • Vid examination ska varje student ärligt redovisa hjälp som erhållits och källor som använts.
  • Vid muntlig examination ska varje student kunna redogöra för hela uppgiften och hela lösningen.

Ytterligare information

Kurswebb

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Kurswebb AG2109

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ABE/Urbana och regionala studier

Huvudområde

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Utbildningsnivå

Avancerad nivå

Påbyggnad

Projekt stadsplanering AG2110 (SP(S4)), or
Planning for Regional Development AG2174 (TSPLM1), or AD2820 Structural Components in Urban Planning and design (TUPDM1).

Kontaktperson

Maria Håkansson, maria@infra.kth.se, phone 08-7909280

Övrig information

Course that replaces AG2111 Process in Urban Planning (TUPDM1). 

Gammal kod 1N1511.