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AG2128 Urban Development and 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 AG2128 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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 plan implementation

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 and urban design, and how these approaches are put into practice.

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, urban design and plan implementation;
  • formulate and propose comprehensive urban development strategies in concrete cases.

Course disposition

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.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

80 hp including 45 hp in Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Economics, Environmental Science or Civil Engineering

Recommended prerequisites

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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 - Literature Assignment, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO4 - Project, 3.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Individual assignment, 1.5 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

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

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 AG2128

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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