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This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Urban redevelopment operations are complex endeavors undertaken by multidisciplinary teams through long processes. The course focuses on the physical aspects (the urban design component), dealing with changes in the public space structure and in the built stock to replace or complement former functions. The course prepares the student to deal with such issues both as part of a municipal planning office or as part of a private consulting firm

Learning outcome

The goal is to create a basic understanding of place making in urban areas in terms of:
1. Land use integration between different zones are formally expressed in plans and projects regarding the interaction of multiple elements (Traffic, streets, green structure, parks, construction, housing, recreation, and commercial areas)
2. Understanding of how plans are developed and are legally binding.
3. Obtaining relevant data, background information and analyzes to support the identification of opportunities and challenges.
4. Design of proposals for different stages of urban development. Conceptual studies, basic ideas, development and zoning plans, as well as guidelines and design catalogs.
5. To develop knowledge and critical thinking about urban design and planning, a conscious attitude about the purpose of planning decisions.


Planning in developed areas/existing environments is a complex and multidisciplinary task. The course deals with planning and/or renewal of areas in existing cities and towns. The course studies the aesthetic, technical and functional aspects of planning, programming and implementing of projects in municipal or private sector.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Mappevurdering og skriftlig rapport
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Portfolio Pass - Fail
Written report A - F
The submission to the course consists of the development of a large-scale urban design project, which is developed through several stages before the final project presentation. The work is normally developed in groups. Each of the stages is evaluated separately and the compendium of these evaluations (portfolio evaluation) is evaluated as approved/not approved. In order to be approved a set of minimal criteria has to be completed in each of the stages (such as participation in the workshops, completion of activities, elaboration of analysis, exploratory models, plans, and public presentations of the process to the group).
The final grade is based on the presentation of a written report documenting the process and presenting the final proposals. The report has the form of a digital booklet in which sketches, maps, plans, sections, perspectives, and other digital instruments are used to illustrate both the processes and the final proposals.
The students who fail in all or part of the course, or who want to improve their grades, have to retake the full course.

Coursework requirements

Compulsory attendance at lectures and participation in studio work
Compulsory attendance at lectures and studio work. The student will not get evaluation with less than 80 % attendance.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Fabio Alberto Hernandez Palacio
Course teacher
Guzman Cruz Rodriguez
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

Supervised project work with presentations and reviews. Participation in the project is mandatory.

Open to

Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
City and Regional Planning - Master of Science
City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme

Course assessment

Submission to the course consists of the development of a large scale urban design which is developed thorough several stages before the final project presentation. The work is normally developed in groups. Each of the stages is evaluated separately and the sum of these evaluation (Portfolio evaluation) counts for the 60% of the final grade. The final presentation which consist of a booklet describing the process and a series of drawings and models presented to the public counts for the 40% of the final grade


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 04.08.2020