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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus AI2604 (Spring 2013–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The lectures provide a theoretical framework whereas a subsequent project work aims to enlighten different issues from a practical perspective. The lectures defines land development, identifies the actors involved in the process, and explains the activities that normally form part of the process, as well as how the different legal frameworks can be used. Moreover, it describes how the coordination of these participants and activities varies depending on planning, legal and economic frameworks in land development projects.

In the exercise part, starting with the initial plan, all steps in the land development process will be dealt with and explained, where the students apply the knowledge gained from the lectures to a development case.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to give the students thorough knowledge and fundamental understanding of the legal, economical and organisational issues that is involved in land development projects.

At the end of the course the students are expected to be able to:

  • Identify involved participants and essential activities concerning land development projects.
  • Describe the legal rules and other forces that govern planning as well as permission and implementation questions concerning land development projects.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admission for Master's Programme in Real Estate Development and Financial Services or at least a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Land/Real Estate Economics/Development, Surveying, Law, Planning, Architecture or Human Geography.

Documented proficiency in English B or equivalent (TOEFL, IELTS e g).

Recommended prerequisites

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Kurslitteratur meddelas vid 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


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3,5 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 AI2604

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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Jenny Paulsson, tel: 08-790 6661, e-post:

Supplementary information

The course is given provided that at least five students accepts an offered place.