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Urban Development Project 3

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Project-based course within urban development.

Learning outcome

After the course the student should (depending on the subject) have
  • Knowledge about principles for analysis of urban situations (building, urban space, city, region)
  • Understanding of spatial qualities, and how the physical environment generates atmosphere
  • Insight into basic use needs
  • Understanding of how changes in society lead to changes in building conventions, living environment, transport, greenbelt protection, societal safety, climate, etc.

After the course the student should (depending on the subject) be able to
  • Do spatial analyses relevant to the topic
  • Develop and review given building and planning programs as basis for a design
  • Apply relevant methods for idea development and the organisation of form and function
  • Produce balanced land use and transport plans and evaluate such plans on a strategic level

After the course the student should (depending on the subject) have general knowledge regarding
  • The development and implementation of a given project
  • The in-depth study of a given topic
  • The Independent execution of theoretical and creative project work
  • The presentation of urban projects in a convincing and professional manner through sketches/drawing/illustrations, text, physical/virtual modelling


The course is project-based and deals with topics within urban development, planning and design. During the course, the student goes through extensive work with investigating, analysing and shaping the urban environment on different scales, depending on with subject area is chosen. The course is meant to give the student the opportunity to thoroughly explore a subject regarding building, urban spaces, cities and regions. Possible subject for the course are (but are not limited to)
  • Urban Open Spaces
  • Norwegian Wood
  • International urban development project

The subject and project depend on availability of tutors.

Required prerequisite knowledge

ING110 Engineering Course introduction - Construction


Weight Duration Marks Aid
The course is based on project work. The scope of the work will be agreed with the teacher at the start according to the chosen theme. The course will be graded by subject teacher based on the handed in project work.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Harald Nils Røstvik
Course coordinator
Harald Nils Røstvik
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

Independent study and project work (individually or in groups) with tutoring. NB! The availability of tutors needs to be clarified with the responsible teachers before registration!

Open to

Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme
Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science- Master's Degree Programme - 5 years

Course assessment

Course evaluation takes place according to the Faculty's guidelines.


Literature depends on the chosen topic and will be decided by the tutor in the beginning of term.
Possible readings:
Carmona, M. & Tiesdell, S. (2007) Urban Design Reader. Architectural Press
Gehl, J. Byer for mennesker. Bogværket
Calthorpe, P. & Fulton, W. The Regional City. Island Press
Birch, E., ed. (2009) The Urban and Regional Planning Reader, Routledge
Hall, P. & Tewdwr-Jones, M. (2011) Urban and Regional planning, Routledge
Marcial H. Echenique, Anthony J. Hargreaves, Gordon Mitchell, and Anil Namdeo, Growing Cities Sustainably. Does Urban Form Really Matter? Journal of the American Planning Association, 78:2, 121-137

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 27.05.2020