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LT1025 Urban Planning and Design for Technology Teachers 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus LT1025 (Autumn 2017–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course deals with urban developments and features in a contemporary and a historical perspective as well as a forward-looking perspective. Transport Technology development, location and urban development and traffic impacts are also taken up. The course also discusses common building materials in buildings from different periods as well as material characteristics, material resistance and impact on human and environment.

Some construction techniques for buildings will be highlighted in the course. Installation technology is also taken up as wel as the connection to larger technical systems. The course also focuses on the planning process, human needs and functional requirements that should be the basis for urban planning and how the natural conditions such as soil, water and ecosystems form the basis for such planning.

The course includes field trips, a project and an assignment with educational applications.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student is expected to:

Account for human needs and functional requirements that should be the basis for urban planning and describe the process stages from planning to management.

Describe how natural conditions such as soil, water and ecosystems underpin urban planning.

Describe and analyse urban developments and features in a historical perspective, with particular emphasis on the relationship between traffic and built-up areas.

Describe some connection between transportation technology development, location and urban development as well as identify environmental effects.

Identify common building materials in buildings from different periods of time and be aware of the materials' most important characteristics, material resistance and the impact on human beings and the environment.

Describe the specific construction of houses with frames of wood, brick, concrete and steel and account for some installations (primarily heating, ventilation, sanitation and electricity) and relate it to the major technical supply systems of water, sewage, waste and energy.

To present a concrete proposal for an urban area, from goal-setting to the detailed description of buildings, traffic, nature, features and character.

Describe and reflect on how the technology content of the above can serve as subject matter in the school's technology subject for grades 7-9 and give suggestions on how it can be taught and assessed.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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To be announced at least three weeks before course start.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project about urban planning, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • SEM1 - Seminar, study visit, 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.

INL1 - Assignment, 3.0,grades P/F

PRO1 - Projecton urban planning, 3.0,grades P/F

SEM1- Seminars, visits, 1.5,grades P/F

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 LT1025

Offered by

ECE/Teacher Education

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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