Strategic Urban and Regional Planning, 15 credits

Strategisk samhällsplanering, 15 hp

709A01

Main field of study

Urban and Regional Planning

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course

Examiner

Kristina Trygg

Course coordinator

Kristina Trygg

Director of studies or equivalent

Jenny Gleisner

Available for exchange students

Yes

Contact

Konstantinos Mitropoulos

ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2022 202234-202243 English Linköping
F7MUR Strategic Urban and Regional planning, Master's Programme - First and main admission round 1 (Autumn 2022) 202234-202243 English Linköping C
F7MUR Strategic Urban and Regional planning, Master's Programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students) 1 (Autumn 2022) 202234-202243 English Linköping C

Main field of study

Urban and Regional Planning

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1N

Course offered for

  • Master's Programme in Strategic Urban and Regional Planning

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen in Urban and Regional Planning, or equivalent
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6)
    Exemption from Swedish

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to 

  • describe and explain key concepts in urban and regional planning
  • critically examine and analyse planning theories and planning practices
  • explain how digitalisation, urbanisation, climate change globalisation and social equality are key challenges for strategic urban and regional planning
  • apply models and theories for management, organisation and steering of projects
  • manage geographical information for spatial analysis
  • demonstrate academic writing competence by applying rules for citations and references
  • explain the meaning and consequences of plagiarism

Course content

The course's starting point is to introduce urban and regional planning as a theoretical topic and how it relates to planning practices. This course introduces three main tracks; (1) how strategic urban and regional planning relates to challenges such as climate change, digitalisation, urbanisation globalization and social equality and also how it contributes to spatial patterns and changes at a local, regional, national and global level; (2) how projects function as a form of work and how projects can be planned and managed with the help of different methods and tools in urban and regional  planning; (3) introduce fundamental planning tools such as GIS. The course also addresses the planner's role in decision making, working methods and approaches in strategic planning. Furthermore, the course introduces scientific discussion forms and critically examines academic literature. In the course, students also study the significance of an academic approach and apply fundamental rules for academic references and citations.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching at the course consists of lectures, seminars, oral presentations and laboratory exercises. Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the course.
Language of instructions: English

Examination

The course is examined through:

  • Individual written exam, grading scale EC
  • Individual written assignments, grading scale EC
  • Written group work, EC
  • Active participations in seminars, grading scale EC
  • Laboratory exercises, grading scale EC

To pass the course (E) as a final grade, it is required that all examinations using the pass-fail grading system (active participation in seminars and laboratory exercises) obtain a passing score and at least ‘E’ on the written exam, individual written assignments and written group work.


For ‘D’ as the final grade in the course, the student must also obtain at least 75 percent ‘D’ on the individual written exam, individual written assignments and written group work.

For C’ as the final grade in the course, the student must also obtain at least 75 percent ‘C’ on the individual written exam, individual written assignments and written group work.

For ‘B’ as the final grade in the course, the student must also obtain at least 75 percent ‘B’ on the individual written exam individual written assignments and written group work.

For ‘A’ as the final grade in the course, the student must also obtain at least 75 percent ‘A’ on the individual written exam, individual written assignments and written group work.

Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

ECTS, EC

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.

Department

Institutionen för Tema
Code Name Scope Grading scale
LAB1 Laboratory exercises 1.5 credits EC
UPG2 Individual written assignments 2 credits EC
GRP1 Written group work 5.5 credits EC
DEL2 Active participation in seminars 2 credits EC
IND1 Individual written exam 4 credits EC

Other

A preliminary list of literature is available under the tag Additional documents

A preliminary list of literature is available under the tag Additional documents

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