Urban Spaces 7.5 Credits

Second cycle, F7017B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 19 Jan 2016

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

F0002B Urban Design or corresponding course

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The course highlights the potential of design as a creative problem-solving process, the various stages of preparing a complex urban planning proposals and the processes required for it to be implemented. The course aims for the students to use their knowledge from previous courses (urban theory, urban design, analysis, planning methods etc.) and combine them to develop an urban development project from vision to concrete proposals and make a plan for implementation.

 Knowledge about

·         Integration of urban planning theories, urban design, analysis methods, planning methods etc.

 Understanding of

·         The complexity of the implementation of urban development projects and various actors' roles and responsibilities

 Skill and ability to

·         Independently search for and select the appropriate academic literature

·         Transfer urban theory to the design of a sustainable urban environment project with buildings, traffic, public places, conservation, etc.

·         Present the proposal in the text and illustrations adapted to the chosen target group

·         Describe how the project would be implemented


Analysis of the urban environment. Development of vision and plan for an urban development project. Methods of implementation of urban development projects. Highlighting the role of various actors in the implementation. The economic estimations for implementation.

The course includes studies of literature and project work, individual and in groups.


Active participation in seminars. Oral and written presentation of project tasks

Project work G # / U

Jennie Sjöholm

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
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 III: 269-368
Neal P (ed.), Urban villages and the making of communities. London: Spon Press, an imprint of Taylor & Francis, 2003
Aditioneal lireature may apply.

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

0002Projectwork6.0G U 3 4 5
0003Seminars1.5U G#

Study guidance
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