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Urban Development Project 2

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

The subject is a specified urban development project, to be accomplished individually or in a group.
Notice!: An agreement must be made with the faculty for tutoring before registration!

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 (e.g. Copenhagen)

The subject and project depend on availability of tutors.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Interested students have to make an appointment with a teacher and have previous knowledge evaluated before they can have admission to the course.

Recommended previous knowledge

BIB360 Architectural interpretation, BIB430 Architecture and Place
Experience in planning and design on an urban scale


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project1/1 A - F
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 two teachers based on the handed in project work.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Daniela Müller-Eie
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

Project assignment and supervision upon prior communication with the tutor. Delivery of the assignment at the end of the exam period or upon agreement with the tutor.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Urban Development Project 2 (BIB660_1) 5

Open to

Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme

Course assessment

In accordance with regualtions.


Literature depends on the chosen topic and will be decided by the tutor in the beginning of term.
Proposal: Carmona, M. & Tiesdell, S. (2007) Urban Design Reader. Architectural Press Gehl, J. Byer for mennesker. Bogværket

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

Sist oppdatert: 27.05.2020