APL103 History of Urban and Regional Planning
Showing course contents for the educational year 2022 - 2023 .
Course responsible: Harpa Stefansdottir
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
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
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.
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.
Lectures, literature studies, discussion groups, precentations, mandatory assignments. Opponent for fellow students, evaluation of each other's assessment.
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
Kjærsdam, Finn (2006) Byplanlægningens historie, 2006, Aalborg Universitetsforlag.
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.
Written submission of 3 assignments, presentation of an assignment in plenary, submission of assessments for fellow students´s assignments (fellow student peer review).
A minimum of 80% attendance is required in lectures.
Home exam (1 week)
Workload total about 370 hours: ca. 90 h lectures/ structured eduction ca. 90 h group work ca. 190 h reading/self-tuition
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. The course will start spring 2009 depending on sufficient financial resourses.
There will be changes to the course content and structure from spring 2023.
Internal group of examiners.
Examination details: Home exam: Passed / Not Passed