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AG2811 Planning for Resilience 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AG2811 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Lectures cover: Resilience, adaptability, transformability, ecosystem dynamics, complex adaptive systems, social-ecological systems, cases from research

The course also includes: Seminars discussing the literaure

Intended learning outcomes

The course introduces the participants to different perspectives on complex adaptive systems and their resilience, adaptability and transformability. Epistemological issues are analysed in lectures, seminars and readings, and policy implications discussed. Special reference to the concepts in a planning context will be made.

After passing the course, the participant can:

  • Describe different meanings of the major concepts (including resilience, adaptability, transformability, social-ecological systems and complex adaptive systems) and describe how these concepts are related within different theoretical frameworks
  • Describe and assess policy and planning implications of these concepts
  • Apply the central concepts of the course in a planning context

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Same as for the Master program in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design, the track Environment and Planning, or equivalent.

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


  • PRO1 - Group Project, 2.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM2 - Seminars, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN3 - Exam, 3.0 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

Written exam on key concepts (TEN3; 3,0 cr). Participation in seminars (SEM2; 2,0 cr). Written group exercise (PRO1; 2,5 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 AG2811

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

New course code: AL2511