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Urban Development Project 7

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Project-based subject in urban development.

Learning outcome

After the course the student should (depending on the subject) have
  • Knowledge about scientific analysis and planning methods for the urban environment
  • Understanding of and ability to interpret spatial qualities, local culture and identity
  • Insight in user needs and social structures
  • Understanding of how changes in society lead to changes in building conventions, living environment, transport, energy solutions, 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 building and planning programs as basis for a design
  • 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
  • Development and implementation of a given project
  • In-depth study of a given topic
  • Independent execution of theoretical and creative project work
  • 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 advanced topics within urban development, planning and design and conducting in-depth studies of a relevant topic. During the course, the student goes through extensive work with investigating, analysing and shaping an urban environment on different scales, or investigating a conceptual of theoretical research problem with the help of relevant scientific and planning methods. The course is meant to give the student the opportunity to thoroughly explore a subject regarding building, urban spaces, cities and regions., mobility and energy concepts.
The course can bu used a preparation for the master thesis/project.
The subject and project depend on availability of tutors.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project assigment and presentation1/1 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 the subject teacher based on the handed in project work.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Fabio Alberto Hernandez Palacio
Course teacher
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!
Students, in agreement with the teacher, have to develop their own work plan at the beginning of the semester. This plan should have several phases, and in each of them, some form of report or progress of the project that allows monitoring progress should be developed. Compliance with this plan by at least 75% will be necessary for the student to submit the final report.

Open to

City and Regional Planning - Master of Science
City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme

Course assessment

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


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 08.08.2020