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COURSE SYLLABUS

Climate, landscape and build-up areas 7.5 credits

Klimat, landskap och bebyggelse
Second cycle, F7006B
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 2 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.


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

Entry requirements


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim

The aim is to integrate climate knowledge into concrete urban planning.

 Knowledge about

·         Impact of landscape, built environment and buildings on the local climate.

·         The impact of human activities on the local climatic conditions.

·         Local climatic aspects such as topography, solar radiation, cold air steams, local winds, shading, reflection, drainage, infiltration, etc.

 Understanding of

·         Opportunities and challenges of local adaptation of built environment and buildings.

 Skill and ability to

·         Analyse, evaluate and interpret basic knowledge of the impact of the landscape, built environment and buildings on the local climate

·         Apply local climate knowledge in the design of landscape, urban design, built environment and buildings, as well as the location of built environment and buildings.


Contents

·         Local climate conditions as topography, solar radiation, precipitation, cold air steams, local winds, shade, reflection, drainage, infiltration, etc.

·         Possibilities to improve local climate conditions in the landscape, the built environment and buildings 

·         Possibilities of adaption and resilience based on changes of aspects in local climate and climate changes in the landscape, the built environment and buildings


Realization

Lectures, Exercises, Assignment and seminar on scientific literature in the field


Examination
Individually literature assignment.
Seminars for knowledge transfer based on the assignments.
Project work: Measure of local climate with different methods. Analyses and suggestions for measures to improve the local climate presented in various methods and scales.

Examiner
David Chapman

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Habitat, U. N. (2011). Cities and Climate Change—Global Report on Human Settlements. London: Earthscan.

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

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Take-home examG U 3 4 53.50MandatoryA12
0002SeminarU G#1.00MandatoryA12
0003AssignmentG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryA12

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
by 14 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 21 Aug 2020