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AG2161 European Planning Systems 7.5 credits

Literature and project course on analysing planning systems, issues and traditions primarily within European countries and regions. Mainly for students with experiences from planning systems and/or planning education in Sweden or abroad.

Course offerings are missing for current or upcoming semesters.
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AG2161 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Similarities and dissimilarities in national planning systems, traditions and issues. Experiences from cross-border planning. Examples from ongoing cross-border projects. In-depth study with systematic comparison of the planning contexts in two european countries. 

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course requirements students shall:

  • be able to analyse the differences between planning systems and how these affect planning practise.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge corresponding to at least 60 credits in urban and regional planning.

Recommended prerequisites

At least 30 ects within urban and regional planning


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To be decided upon an individual basis.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • LIT1 - Literature Seminar, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN1 - Project Work, 6.0 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Literature report (LIT1; 1c), projectwork (ÖVN1; 4c) 

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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Peter Brokking,, tel: 087909270

Supplementary information

Individual reading course for students in Master's programme Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

Given on demand.