AI1525 Legal Framework of the Built Environment 7.5 credits

Samhällsbyggandets regelsystem

Please note

The information on this page is based on a course syllabus that is not yet valid.

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Intended learning outcomes

The overall objective with the course is that the student after finished course should know the basics of the system of law that regulates and has impact on sustainable development in the built environment.

After completing the course with a passing grade the student should be able to:

  • Describe the authorities’ responsibilities in the decisions regarding land use and construction
  • Describe the system of laws regulating and controlling land use and construction
  • Describe the system of laws governing protection of nature and built environment
  • Apply these law regulations in cases of various types
  • Describe and explain the regulated process for construction of public roads

Course main content

Lectures, exercises and seminars that deal with the basics of the legal system that regulates and affects the built environment and aim to sustainable development. This includes rules governing changes of land use through plans and permits e g at construction or infrastructure projects. It also includes environmental legislation such as how contamination of soil affects construction, protection of nature and the built environment as well as special rules for construction in or close to water. It also includes rules on how the responsibility (funding, construction and management) is divided between the public and private sector for streets, water, sewerage and other common utilities. The student should be able to apply the legal system in simple cases and have knowledge of its influence on the built environment such as when to apply for a permit or when the legal framework limits what is possible.


AI1527 Introduction to the Planning and Building Process 

AG1137 Planning and Governance of Urban and Regional Development


Reading list is posted in connection with the start of the course


  • PRO1 - Project, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examiner decides, in cooperation with KTH officer for functional impairment (Funka), if adjusted exam should be done for students with documented, lasting impairment or disability. Examiner can admit other form of examination for re-examination of individual students.

Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Planning and Land Law


Eidar A Lindgren (


Jenny Paulsson <>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2019.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2016.