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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AI2513 (Autumn 2013–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The lectures give a theoretical framework for land development while a project highlights various implementation issues from a practical viewpoint. The lectures defines land development and identifies the actors involved in the private and public sectors. Key activities covered are linked to plans and permit system, building of infrastructure (such as streets, sewage systems, etc.) and land acquisition, which normally are parts of a development process. It also describes how coordination actors and activities vary depending on the plan process, legislation and land ownership.

The project analyze a development project on the basis of the legislation on planning, land acquisition, financing of infrastructure and so-called development agreements between the municipality and the developer. The analysis should also be made based on economic and other conditions.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to give the students a comprehensive view of organizational, legal and financial assistance and instruments for real estate / land development, from both a Swedish and an international perspective.

After the course, students should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the main actors and activities in a land development.
  • Apply the legal, economic and other instruments for land development processes.
  • Analyze and assess which tools should be used in different situations.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligibility to the master programme in Real Estate and Construction Management.

Recommended prerequisites

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Announced in the beginning of the course.

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: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Project Work, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

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 AI2513

Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Planning and Land Law

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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