The course gives an introduction about the city region as a relevant scale for regional and urban development. The city region as a system og areas, functions, centres and interactions is the main topic of the course.
Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.
NB! This is an elective course and may be cancelled if fewer than 10 students are enrolled by August 20th for the autumn semester.
The course gives an introduction about the city region as a relevant scale for regional and urban development. The city region as a system og areas, functions, centres and interactions is the main topic of the course. The course is project-based and aims at giving a deeper understanding of the city as a part of a larger housing, labour and service region. Integrated land use and transport planning is a central topic in the course, as is the analysis, planning and deisgn of urban regions and areas, transport hubs, urban centers, transport infrastructure. ArcMap (GIS) is used as analysis and planning tool.
After the course the students should have
knowledge about the city region as a concept that integreates the city with the larger context of regional interactions
an understanding of the city as a dynamic area where external and internal forces influence and change dwelling, working and traveling patterns
an understanding of the role that land use and transport planning has in terms of achieving urban sustainable development, reduce environmental issues and increase quality of life and societal safety
knowledge about the defintion of dwelling, working, communitng or identity regions
After the course the students should be able to
develop scenarios and proposals for different futures of the city and the region
develop masterplans based in spatial analysis, statistical data and prognoses
develop design programs for central areas in the regional and urban system
collect relevant information and coduct geographic analyses using GIS tools
Make reccomendations for urban and regional development based on SWOT-analyses
Students should have general knowledge about
oral, written and graphic presentations about topics that relate to the city region, regional planning or long term land use and transport plans
discussions and arguments relating to urban sustainablity and relating measures and their relevance and effectiveness
independent investigations into the future of urban and regional development
Required prerequisite knowledge
One of the following alternatives: BYG100 Computer-Aided Design (CAD) ING110 Engineering Course introduction - Construction
BYG100 Computer-Aided Design (CAD), BYG115 Urban Space, BYG120 Land Use Planning
Form of assessment
The assignment is based on group work.No continuation options are offered on the assignment. Students who do not pass the assignment can take this again the next time the subject has regular teaching.
4 hours of formal teaching (lectures, exercises, tutorials, seminars, presentations/reviews, studio work) in addition to the project work (individual and in groups). Participation in the group/project work is mandatory. Contributions to the group work must be documented.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.