Urban Morphology 7.5 Credits

Second cycle, F7003B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 3 - 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 10 Feb 2017

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

Entry requirements

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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

In this course, students will learn to understand and discuss and apply theories of urban form, housing patterns, urban planning and urban development nationally and internationally.

Knowledge about

·         Selection of theories of urban form, urban planning, urban development and urban design

·         Urbanmorfologiska theories transferred into physical urban form

 Understanding of

·         A wider range of urban morphological theories

 Skill and ability to

·         Demonstrate knowledge of and analyze theories of urbanmorfologi and urban design

·         Analyze the built environment and translate urban morphological theories to the design of urban development project

·         Communicate urban development verbally and through text and illustrations in a professional manner


Methods for analyzing urban form. Theories of urban morphology and urban design regarding historical, social and economic dimensions of urban planning and urban development.


Lectures, seminars and project work, individual and group.


Compulsory attendance and active participation in seminars. Oral and written presentation of project work.

Transition terms

Jennie Sjöholm

Literature. Valid from Spring 2018 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Abarkan, A. (2009) The study of urban form in Sweden, Urban Morphology 13:2, 121-127
Carmona. M., Tiesdell, S., Heath. T., and Oc. T, (2010) Public Places – Urban Spaces, The Dimensions of Urban Design (Second Edition), Oxford, Architectural Press, Part II: 77-268
Lefebvre, H. (1991) Social space, from the production of space, Wiley-Blackwell
Moudon, A. (1997) Urban morphology as an emerging interdisciplinary field, Urban Morphology 97:1, 3-10
Sennett, R. (2003) The Fall of Public Man, Penguin
Whitehand, J.W.R. (2001) “The physical form of cities: a historico-geographical approach”, in Paddison, R. (ed.) Handbook of urban studies, Sage, London

Additional literature may apply

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

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0002Seminars1.5U G#

Study guidance
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