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FAG3188 Introduction to Sustainability Transition in Theory and Practice 2.5 credits

An introductory course for PhD students within the research school TRANSPLACE. The course contains an introduction to sustainability transformation in transport planning and urban development, and an introduction to practice based research methods.

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For course offering

Autumn 2023 Start 30 Oct 2023 programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAG3188 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Introduction to the interface between urban planning and transport planning
  • Introduction to challenges of sustainability transition in planning practice  
  • Introduction to reflexive and practice-based research methods

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course the student should be able to

  • Describe the subject areas and their connections.
  • Demonstrate and discuss challenges with sustainability transitions in planning practice. 
  • Reflect on the advantages and challenges of different practice-oriented research methods.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Doctoral students and postdocs admitted to the research school TRANSPLACE.

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


  • SEM1 - Seminars, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written hand-in assignment, 1.5 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.

The examiner decides, based on a recommendation from KTH's administrator of support for students with disabilities, on any adapted examination for students with documented, permanent disabilities. The examiner may allow another form of examination 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

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Urban and Regional Studies