Sustainable urban development 7.5 credits

Hållbar stadsutveckling
Second cycle, C7002B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Jun 2020

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The course aims to explore and implement theories of urban development in the practical application. The course covers aspects of social, ecological and economic sustainability.

 Knowledge about

·         Theories of sustainable urban development.

·         Be able to apply various methods for the analysis of the sustainability of the urban environment at a comprehensive level.

·         National and international agreements and goals for sustainable urban development.

 Understanding of

·         Challenges to completely implement socially, ecologically and economically sustainable urban development

·         Sustainability at various levels of planning and on various scales

 Skill and ability to

·         Critically evaluate theories of sustainable urban development (seminar)

·         Carry out research findings and methodologies for sustainability analysis

·         Translating sustainability theories into planning processes and projects

·         Effectively communicate project results in a technical and professional manner, in writing, illustrations and orally


Sustainable cities, sustainable land use, infrastructure change, sustainable development. Green and blue structures. The city's overall perspective. Sustainability Discussions. Implementation of proposal of sustainable urban development.

Lectures, seminars and project work.

Active participation in seminars. Passing of oral and written presentation of project work.

Transition terms

Jennie Sjöholm

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Cowan, Rob, Hill, Daniel & Campbell, Kelvin (2005). Start with the park [Elektronisk resurs] Creating sustainable urban green spaces in areas of housing growth and renewal. London: CABE Space
Dresner, Simon (2008). The principles of sustainability [Elektronisk resurs]. 2nd ed. London: Earthscan
Gil Sola, A., Vilhelmson, B. & Larsson, A. 2018, "Understanding sustainable accessibility in urban planning: Themes of consensus, themes of tension", Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 70, pp. 1-10
Rodwell, Dennis. (2007). Conservation and sustainability in historic cities [Elektronisk resurs]. Oxford: Blackwell Pub.
Wheeler, Stephen M. & Beatley, Timothy (red.) (2014). The sustainable urban development reader [Elektronisk resurs]. 3. ed. London: Routledge
Additional readings will be provided/requested during the course

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Project workG U 3 4 56.00MandatoryA07
0002SeminarsU G#1.50MandatoryA07

Study guidance
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