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AG2144 Sustainable Urban Mobility 7.5 credits

The course focuses on how the planning and design of the built environment, transport infrastructure and uses of new technologies can in short and long perspectives enhance sustainable urban mobility transitions. A particular focus is on the relationship between different infrastructures, systems, user needs and practices, as well as governance challenges and the handling of goal conflicts in the transition process.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AG2144 (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Give an account of practices and infrastructures for sustainable transport and mobility as a component of sustainable urban development
  • Give an account of the interplay between land use planning, transportation planning and other fields of urban development in relation to the furtherance of more sustainable cities and demonstrate an understanding of challenges and opportunities associated with the coordination of transport and mobility planning and other aspects of urban and regional planning
  • Apply theories on sustainability transformation to questions on sustainable transport and mobility in an urban context
  • Demonstrate a qualitative understanding of mobility needs of urban residents and their relation to and experiences from the transport system
  • Discuss how gender, socio-cultural, economic and other factors influence individuals' and different societal groups' accessibility to mobility options
  • Analyse mobility patterns as part of urban social dynamics and transport infrastructure and discuss in a qualitative way the role of social, economic and cultural factors to shape these patterns
  • Analyse alternative courses of action for the development of sustainable urban mobility and discuss the applicability of methods for the accelerating sustainability transformation in relation to sustainable urban transport and mobility
  • Analyse challenges for decision-making and cooperation between different actors in relation to the implementation of measures for sustainable transport and mobility in an urban context

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

In total 180 ECTS-credits within the subject architecture, landscape architecture, physical planning, the built environment, environmental engineering, computer science, geoinformatics, urban and regional planning, geography or other social or natural science degree relevant for the course.

English 6

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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


  • INL1 - Hand in assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

The examiner determines, based on recommendation from the KTH office of support to students with disabilities, possible adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities.

The examiner may permit other examination formats at the re-examination of 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

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Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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