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Before choosing courseAM201U The Housing Issue: new perspectives of a classical challenge 7.5 creditsAdministrate About course
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* Retrieved from Course syllabus AM201U (Spring 2016–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is based on specific contemporary examples to achieve a general level of competence on the subject of housing in Sweden. The course covers housing construction and its processes; from general planning and citizen dialogues, to projection and completion, as well as the impact of state and municipal bodies on housing construction. In addition, this will also include the construction industry’s position and capacity within house building, existing and historical housing concepts from the perspectives of several professional groups, as well as the management, sustainability, lifecycle analysis and spatial relationship of housing within the city.

Intended learning outcomes

Understand and explain contemporary building environment planning, processes, production and management from a political, social and financial perspective

Explain the historical development of housing and the built environment in the city.

Problematisize and apply the concept of sustainability and lifecycle analysis in the built environment.

Generally make use of the relevant regulatory framework and differentiate conflict of aims in the built environment

Differentiate and perform basic assessments of quality, architecture and design in housing and the built environment.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites


Recommended prerequisites

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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

P, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 5,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 2,5 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 AM201U

Offered by


Main field of study

Architecture, Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Erik Stenberg

Supplementary information

The course is part of the Masters degree in Design and Construction in the City and is a commissioned course.

The seven-day course is divided into two or three blocks, in addition to the students working on their own, between course meetings.

Commissioned Course. Admittance to the course can only be purchased by a legal entity who appoints course participants.