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Urban Morphology 7.5 credits

Second cycle, F7003B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2021 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

More information about English language requirements


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 2021 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Alexander, C. (1977) A Pattern Language, Oxford University Press
Dovey, K. (2002) Framing places: mediating power in built form, London: Routledge
Fainstein, S. (2010) The Just city, Cornell University Press
Florida, R. (2017) The New Urban Crisis, New York: Basic Books
Givoni, B. (1998). Climate Considerations in Building and Urban Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Hillier, B. and Hanson, J. (1984). The Social Logic of Space. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Kostof, S. (1992) The City Assembled, Thames & Hudson, London.
Kropf, K. (2017). Handbook of urban morphology. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons
Marshall, S. (2005). Streets & Patterns: The Structure of Urban Geometry. Taylor & Francis Group / Books

Additional literature may apply

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

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

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

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 06 Nov 2020