Course code APL103

APL103 History of Urban and Regional Planning

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Course responsible: Anja Kristin Standal
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Only available for BYREG-students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Preferential right:
Course contents:

The course gives basic insight into historical development and contexts that are of importance for the practice of urban and regional planning. The students learn about urbanization in Norway, the history of architecture, international urban planning ideals through the ages and the emergence of urban and regional planning as a discipline. The course focuses on training academic working through writing, discussion, presentation and critical thinking with regard to the subject of the course.

The course is under development and we reserve the right to make changes to the course offer in the spring of 2023.

Learning outcome:

The student should be familiar with historical developments and contexts that are important for the practice of urban and regional planning. The student should be familiar with urbanization in Norway, be able to describe different types of buildings and how the architecture has developed, know about international urban planning ideals through the ages and the emergence of urban and regional planning as a discipline.

The student should understand and be able to discuss the importance of different urban planning ideals for urban development through the ages and the historical connection between planning and society.

The student should be able to argue, by using relevant literature and other sources, for the importance of the qualities and consequences that have arisen from urban planning ideals and be able to explain historical values and contexts that lie in the built environment.

Learning activities:
Lectures, literature studies, discussion groups, precentations, mandatory assignments. Opponent for fellow students, evaluation of each other's assessment.
Teaching support:

Helle, Knut (mfl.) (2006) Norsk byhistorie. Urbanisering gjennom 1300 år, Oslo, Pax

Bleiklie, Siv (2917). Dette er arkitektur - en introduksjon. Fagbokforlaget.

Hall, Peter (2002) Cities of Tomorrow. Oxford: Blackwell

Articles and book chapters that are part of the syllabus will also be published on Canvas during the course. Recommended support literature will be available on the course's bookshelf at the library.

Recommended prerequisites:
APL 100
Mandatory activity:

Presentation of an assignment in plenary, submission of assessments for fellow students´s assignments (fellow student peer review), filedtrip to Oslo.

A minimum of 80% attendance is required in lectures.

Nominal workload:
Workload total about 370 hours: ca. 90 h lectures/ structured eduction ca. 90 h group work ca. 190 h reading/self-tuition
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
 ca. 90 h lectures/ structured teaching ca. 90 h 
The course is one of three intoduction courses for Master"s degree in town and regional planning.
External examiner will assess the last assignment.
Examination details: Portfolio: Passed / Not Passed