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AG2119 Applied Analysis and International 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 AG2119 (Autumn 2011–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

In the course planning practise in different countries is analysed in a comparative context. The course consists of lectures on contemporary planning studies from different parts of the world. Furthermore, the course consists of seminars in which results from empirical research will be discussed and analysed. In addition, various quantitative and qualitative methods for planning research will be addressed as tools for the assessment of urban and rural settlements patterns, analysis of planning practice, understanding of mechanisms for societal change and identification of future developments and needs. As part of the course students have to prepare a project description for his/her Master’s project and present it.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course to provide a deeper understanding of contemporary planning practice and research in Sweden and elsewhere, with special focus on problem analysis, methodological approach and inductive reasoning. After completing the course, students shall be able to:

  • evaluate and critically analyse planning practice and research in Sweden, Europe and elsewhere
  • identify research needs and transform them into a research project
  • select a relevant research methodology that suit the anticipated result 

Course disposition

Seminars 20h, time for assignments

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

A Bachelor’s degree in architecture or landscape architecture, civil engineering in the built environment or equivalent, urban and regional planning or social sciences including courses corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in the field of urban, transport or regional planning and economics, geoinformatics or environmental sciences. In addition ** documented proficiency in English B or equivalent (TOEFL, IELTS e g).

Furthermore, AG2109 Planning Theory advanced course or equivalent and AG2171 Futures Studies and Forecasts or equivalent

Recommended prerequisites

AG2109 Planning Theory advanced course or equivalent
AG2171 Futures Studies and Forecasts or equivalent


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To be announced at the beginning of the course.

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


  • LIT1 - Individual Paper, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0 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.

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 AG2119

Offered by

ABE/Urban and Regional Studies

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Peter Brokking,, Tel: 08-7909270