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Cultural heritage and sustainable urbanism

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The course provides knowledge about urban development considering existing cultural environments.

Learning outcome

Students should have
  • Insight into principles for government of urban development and renewal
  • Knowledge about urban history and planning history
  • Knowledge about Norwegian building tradition and European style history
  • Insight into laws and regulations pertaining to government of building heritage
  • Knowledge about the development of the existing infrastructure and building stock
  • Evaluation basis for the cultural environment in transformation areas

Students should be able to
  • Analyse urban landscapes
  • Analyse and assess the cultural value of a built environment
  • Make recommendations for conservation or development

Students should have general competence about
  • The principles for preservation and management of historic building traditions
  • The principles for area- and transportation planning in urban settings
  • The evaluation of existing urban environments and the development of transformation areas


The course provides knowledge about urban development considering existing cultural environments. This knowledge is actively used for qualified evaluation regarding the conflicting interests of preservation and development. Insight into analysis of cultural and historic values and analysis of urban landscapes is given, together with principles of urban design and urban renewal, and the infrastructures of cities. Related topics are building traditions, history of building style, and preservation of historic edifices.

Required prerequisite knowledge

ING110 Engineering Course introduction - Construction

Recommended previous knowledge

BYG105 Spatial understanding and urban theory, BYG110 Urban Space, BYG120 Land use planning, BYG130 Road planning


Weight Duration Marks Aid
The course is examined through a written exam counting 40% and project work counting 60%. The project work consists of group project work and an individual task.

Coursework requirements

Participation in the project is mandatory, and contributions to group work must be documented.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Anne Merete Skogland
Course teacher
Daniela Müller-Eie
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

Forelesninger og veiledning.
Project work as group work to describe and analyze how urban development in the case study area should be governed. Tutoring in groups every second week with compulsory attendance. Contributions in the project must be documented.
Individual project.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Urban Devlopment and Building Renewal (BIB640_1) 10
Building Renewal (BIB210_1) 5
Urban transformasjon (BIB480_1) 5

Open to

Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme
Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science- Master's Degree Programme - 5 years

Course assessment

Form/discussion according to regulations.


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 15.06.2020