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AG2130 Applied Urban and Regional Analysis 7.5 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Sustainable Urban Planning and Design, åk 1, Conditionally Elective


P4 (7.5 hp)


17 Mar 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

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For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AG2130 (Spring 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

In lectures and computer labs different tools for spatial (quantitative) and statistic analysis are presented and discussed. A successful use of these tools depends however not only on the tool itself, but also on the accessibility of relevant and reliable data, an adequate analysis of the output and a critical discussion of the results. Therefore it is important to prepare each analysis carefully and consider issues as scale, problem definition, time limitations, selection of tool(s), the (technical) limitations of the tool, input/output data (availability and quality), and anticipated results.

Course contents

In order to identify ongoing developments and future needs, planners need tools to analyze existing data. These analyses provide an input for the identification of development strategies and a basis for decision making. While technology improves, new applications for GIS and other analytical tools evolve. As a planner you need to have knowledge on what opportunities these tools to collect (geographical) information can offer and how they can provide an input in planning practice and research.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, students should be able to

  • to apply the basic functions in different tools for spatial (quantitative) and statistic analysis;
  • to design and implement an analysis of a practical planning problem using e.g. GIS or statistical tools
  • to present the outcome of different types of analyses making effectively use of different visualisation techniques
  • reflect critically on the strengths and limitations of different methods of spatial and statistic analysis in planning practice

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

In total 180 ECTS-credits, including 90 ECTS-credits within the subject architecture, urban and regional planning or environmental science or 60 ECTS-credits from the Master’s programme in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design.

English 6

Recommended prerequisites

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To be determined at the start 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


  • LAB2 - Computer lab, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • LIT2 - Response Papers, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project, 3.5 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.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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