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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AI116U (Spring 2017–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists of partly a lecture section, partly a project part. The lecture section treats from theoretical starting points different questions associated with a land development. In the project, the knowledge is applied. In addition, a study visit is made to illustrate the implementation of development projects practically.

The lecture section should provide knowledge of what a land development is, which actors that are involved, which activities that normally are included. Further is described how the coordination of these actors, activities and regulatory systems varies depending on the development situation.

The project deals with analyzing a development project with regard to technical, environmental and economic preconditions. This analysis should be set against legislation about detailed planning, regulation of land acquisition and compensation, responsibility for building, administration and financing of infrastructure in the built-up area.

Intended learning outcomes

The general aim of the course is to give the student knowledge and understanding of the complicated process- land development- as it implies to carry out a construction project from idea to completed product. This process includes problems that concern planning of the land use, land acquisition, environmental considerations, building physics, design and responsibility for various types of infrastructure, economics etc. A project involves also many actors with different assignments and driving forces- the municipality, the state, developers, neighbors, the public et al. As an underlying framework, there is also a legal system that governs the process in various ways.

This implies that the course participants should be able to on completion of the course:

• Account for which actors and activities are central at a development project where the emphasis is placed on housing construction.

• Analyze technical, environmental, economic and organizational consequences of alternative designs of land use and construction.

• Describe the legislation that governs planning, design and implementation of a project.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General admission requirement or the equivalent knowledge through practical experience.

Recommended prerequisites

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Kalbro, T. & Lindgren, E. Land development (Norstedts Law), the latest edition.

Additional course literature to be announced when the course starts.

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


  • STU1 - Study visit, 0,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Project work, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

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 AI116U

Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Planning and Land Law

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Commissioned Course. Admittance to the course can only be purchased by a legal entity who appoints course participants.”