AI1137 Introduction to the Planning and Building Process 15.0 credits


Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course is divided into four parts:

1 How projects are initiated, land-use planning.

- planning law, planning methods, the role of political processes and the role of the market, forces driving the development process

2 Physical and environmental aspects

- land, water and sewage systems , energy systems and environmental planning

3 Design, construction and implementation

- the role of design, the basic structures of buildings and installation systems, project management

4 Economics, ethics and the history of technology

- economic consequences and economic calculations, ethical aspects in the urban development process and the role of the expert, introduction to forces that drive the development of technology.

In each part basic knowledge is presented in Lectures and Exercises. Term papers are written in each part: A specific project is analyzed from different perspectives

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge about:

- the different stages in the urban development process

- the factors that affect the process

- the methods and the analytical tools that can be used in different stages

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

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- Kurskompendium för Samhällsbyggnadsprocessen Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan

-Cecilia Björk och Leila Reppen(2000), Så byggdes staden, Svensk Byggtjänst, Västervik.

Ändringar anslås på kursens hemsida minst 4 veckor innan kursstart.

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

Examination *

  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.7 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 1.7 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN3 - Examination, 1.8 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN4 - Examination, 1.8 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN5 - Final Examination, - credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Course Project, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN2 - Course Project, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN3 - Course Project, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • ÖVN4 - Course Project, 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.

Other requirements for final grade *

One written exam in each part (TEN1, 2,0 hp, TEN2, 1,5 hp, TEN3 1,5 hp, TEN 4 2,0 hp, tot 7 hp)
One term paper, including participation in seminars and field-trips, for each part (ÖVN1-4; total 8 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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Peter Ekbäck

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 AI1137

Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Economics and Finance

Main field of study *

Built Environment, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

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