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AI2517 Land Development 7.5 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Master's Programme, Real Estate and Construction Management, åk 1, Conditionally Elective


P3 (7.5 hp)


14 Jan 2025
16 Mar 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

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For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students


Anna Hrdlicka (


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI2517 (Spring 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course disposition

The course is given, provided that at least 5 students accept an offered place.

Course contents

The course consists partly of a seminar section, partly of a project. The seminar section treats different questions associated with a land development from theoretical starting points and gives the opportunity to reflect upon the theoretical points of departure as well as elaborate on the course material. One seminar focus on international comparisons of legal frameworks and regulatory systems in 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 seminar section should provide knowledge of what a land development is, which actors that are involved, which activities that normally are included, and how the different regulatory systems can be used. 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.

The seminar includes discussions of international comparison of regulation and systems in land development.

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, neighbours, 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 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.
  • Describe and compare international regulation and systems for land development.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Entry requirements to the Master's (120 credits) programme Real Estate and Construction Management

Recommended prerequisites

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Kalbro, T. & Lindgren, E. Markexploatering (Norstedts Juridik), the latest edition.

Additional course litterature 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 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Project, 3.0 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.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Anna Hrdlicka (

Supplementary information

The course is given, provided that at least 5 students accept an offered place.