AG2128 Urban Development and Planning 7.5 credits

Stadsutveckling och planering

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The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the students should be able to:

  • explain the prerequisites for urban development today;
  • describe contemporary trends in urban development planning;
  • analyse the planning practice from a theoretical understanding of strategic planning, place marketing and urban design;
  • formulate and propose comprehensive urban development strategies in concrete cases.

Course main content

The course deals with contemporary views on urban development and planning in practice and theory. Focus is directed towards theories about, as well as the practice of:

  • strategic planning,
  • place marketing, and
  • urban design,

as comprehensive approaches in contemporary urban development and planning. Thereby, the aim with the course is to develop knowledge concerning the prerequisites that affect urban development and planning today; which ideals and trends that are dominating contemporary planning; different theoretical perspectives on strategic planning, place marketing and urban design, and how these approaches are put into practice.


The course includes lectures, seminars and a project task. Through lectures the course main content is communicated from the perspective of both theory and practice. The seminars aim at deepen the understanding of what strategic planning, place marketing and urban design is or can be. In a project task the theoretical knowledge and the experience gained in the course are used by the students in the formulation of comprehensive strategies and the production of practice oriented documents/plans for urban development, e.g. vision and strategy documents, marketing plans, programs for urban design competitions.


For singel course students: 150 university credits (hp) including 45 university credits (hp) in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning or Civil Engineering in the Built Environ­­ment, and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.


Meddelas vid kursstarten


  • LIT1 - Literature Assignment, 2.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO3 - Project Assignment, 5.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Examination (TEN2; 3 cr)
Project work (PRO2; 4,5 cr)

Offered by

ABE/Urban and Regional Studies


Peter Brokking (


Tigran Haas <>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2014.