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BYG620_1

Urban Development Project 7

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


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

Contents

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

None.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written assignment1/1 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 subject teacher based on the handed in project work.

The students will participate in four compulsory workshops where they will present their advances to the group. Participation in 75% of these workshops is necessary to be able to submit the project at the end of the course. The schedule of these workshops will be agreed in the beginning of the course.

Coursework requirements

The students will participate in four compulsory workshops where they will present their advances to the group. Participation in 75% of these workshops is necessary to be able to submit the project at the end of the course. The schedule of these workshops will be agreed in the beginning of the course.

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!

Open to

Students who fulfill admission requirements for master of city and regional planning.

Course assessment

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

Literature

Literature depends on the chosen topic and will be decided by the tutor in the beginning of term.
Possible litterature:
Birch, E., ed. (2009) The Urban and Regional Planning Reader, Routledge
Hall, P. & Tewdwr-Jones, M. (2011) Urban and Regional planning, Routledge
Fainstein, S. S., & DeFilippis, J. (Eds.). (2015). Readings in planning theory (4 ed.): John Wiley & Sons.


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

Sist oppdatert: 13.11.2019

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