Climate, Project Course 7.5 Credits

Klimat, projektkurs
Second cycle, F7012B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2016 Sp 4 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 07 Feb 2013

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 13 Jan 2016

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

Entry requirements

The course F7009B Climatic conditions or equivalent basic knowledge of climate and course F7006B climate, landscape and buildings, or equivalent knowledge of the relationship climate and development and the course F7011B Climate and Human Activity, or equivalent knowledge of the relationship between humans and climate.

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The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
Knowledge of:
• Building forms with respect to different aspects of climate.
• Urban forms with respect to different aspects of climate.
• Resilience: the ability to respond to changes in climate conditions.
• Computer support for calculation / simulation of climatic conditions and design of urban and architectural forms.
Ability to:
• Apply knowledge of people's outdoor and indoor environments in different climatic conditions.
• Undertake project work in urban planning and building construction and show examples that meet people's needs and preferences in relation to climate change.
• Apply knowledge of life inside and outside in various climate conditions.

Light - Darkness
Sun - Shadow
Light - Darkness
Sun - Shadow
Wind - lee
Snow - rain
Computer Support
city forms
Building forms
Adapting to location and local climate

Individual assignments
Group assignment
Seminar on scientific literature within the subject

Home exam based on scientific literature
Seminar with discussion of the scientific literature
Assignment: Ideas for how outdoor and indoor environments can be designed to satisfy people's medical, psychological, social needs, demands and experiential desires.

Kristina Nilsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2016 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Creswell. J. W. (2012). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches. Sage publications.

Creswell, J. W. (2013). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Sage.

DeKay, M., & Brown, G. Z. (2013). Sun, wind, and light: Architectural design strategies. John Wiley & Sons.

Locke, L. F., Spirduso, W. W., & Silverman, S. J. (2013). Proposals that work: A guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals. SAGE Publications, Incorporated.

Shank, G. D. (2002). Qualitative research: A personal skills approach. Prentice Hall.

Ward, K. (2014). Researching the city. Sage.

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

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Study guidance
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