Sustainable City Regions (BYG610)
Sustainable city regions in times of possible climate change is the topic of this course. The driving forces behind changes in settlement structures, the location of homes and jobs, and land use and transport are studied. What are the problems and challenges? What role has land use and transport planning in the city regional development?
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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Regional processes tied to the technological, social and demographic changes are treated under the perspective of sustainable development. Topics are urbanization, sprawl, environmental problems and measures to combat such problems. Theories on regional changes, driving forces and urbanization processes and the move towards public private
Partnerships in planning are dealt with. Strategic planning and processes on the city and regional levels, and integrated land use and transport planning are important themes.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Assessment, Oral Presentation and Report
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Oral examination||1/4||Letter grades|
The course has a continuous assessment. All parts must be passed in order to obtain a final grade in the course.The report is based on group work, and the oral presentation is related to the report. Both of these parts must be passed within the same semester. This also applies if a students want to improve the grade by re-submission.The assignment is individual. There is no re-sit possibilities for either of the assessment parts. Students that wish to improve their results may do so the next time the course is given.