FAG3164 Planning Theory 7.5 credits

Planeringsteori

After completing the course, the student will be able to:

-describe historical and contemporary development  in the field of planning theory

- identify, explain and use central concepts from planning theory

- discuss the relation between theory and methodology

- discuss and evaluate the use and value of theory in relation to planning practice

- critically analyse theoretical texts and place them in a wider context of theoretical traditions

-position and relate own research to relevant strands of the wider historical context of planning theory and planning research

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The course is based on individual readings of selected texts of the different strands in pkanning theory, as a base for discussions and excercises at the seminars. The students are expected to throughout the corse write notes on how their own subject and research relates to the readings. The examination consist of participation in the seminars, and an elaborated text, positioning the research in the tradition of planning theory and research. The text should be written as a part of the theoretical section in a dissertation, and the subject will decide theoretical concepts and authors used in each individual final examination.  

Intended learning outcomes *

After completing the course, the student will be able to:

-describe historical and contemporary development  in the field of planning theory

- identify, explain and use central concepts from planning theory

- discuss the relation between theory and methodology

- discuss and evaluate the use and value of theory in relation to planning practice

- critically analyse theoretical texts and place them in a wider context of theoretical traditions

-position and relate own research to relevant strands of the wider historical context of planning theory and planning research

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Participants need to be accepted into a PhD programme.

Recommended prerequisites

Participants need to be accepted into a PhD programme.

Equipment

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Literature

Allmendinger Phil 2009 Planning Theory. Palgrave Macmillan (2:a upplagan)

Ett urval vetenskapliga artiklar som representerar klassiska texter och de senaste centrala texterna och temana inom området - en läslista distribueras i anslutning till antagningen

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project work, 7.5 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.

If dissertation language is swedish, the final written examination can be done in swedish, but the oral presentation and discussion should be in english

Other requirements for final grade *

Participation in course seminars

Written text with theoretical positioning, to be presented and discussed at the final seminar

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

Maria Håkansson

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 FAG3164

Offered by

ABE/Urban and Regional Studies

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Maria Håkansson maria.hakansson@abe.kth.se

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.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Urban and Regional Studies