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The course focuses on environmental justice regarding access to and use of ecological resources. The course illustrates and discusses the ecological resource base needed to support urban structures and a consumption-intensive lifestyle, as well as how natural resources and negative environmental impacts are distributed among different groups in society. During the course, strategies for socio-ecological just and inclusive use of natural resources and potentials for promoting environmental justice in planning and environmental technology are also discussed.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus AL2503 (Autumn 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course focuses environmental justice regarding access to and use of ecological resources. In the course the ecological resource base that is needed to support urban structures together with a consumer intensive life style and also how natural resources and negative environmental impact are distributed between different groups in society is illustrated and discussed. During the course strategies for social-ecological just and including use of natural resources and potentials to promote environmental justice in planning and environmental technology are also discussed.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  1. identify relevant issues and explain key concepts, theories and perspective within the scope of the focus area of the course; planning for environmental justice in social-ecological systems
  2. discuss and argue for and against different perspectives on environmental justice in social-ecological systems
  3. give suggestions on how urban planning/civil engineering and environmental technology can be developed to identify, handle and/or prevent injustices with respect to use of ecological resources.
  4. apply the perspective of the course on real cases and communicate the result of the analysis to relevant target group

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

3 years of higher education in urban planning, regional planning, architecture, technology or social sciences. Documented knowledge in English B or the equivalent (TOEFL, IELTS e g).

Recommended prerequisites

Completed at least one of the following courses (or similar):

AG2805 Sustainable Planning and Design

AL2511 Resilience Thinking in Sustainable Planning

AG2142 Political Economy for Environmental Planners

Equipment

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Literature

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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

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project assignment, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Home exam, 3,5 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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Examiner

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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 AL2503

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Main field of study

Built Environment, Environmental Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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