APL260 Metropolitan Areas in Europe
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Course responsible: Marius Grønning
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
Minimum 18 students, maximum 26.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching in August block and examination in autumn parallell.
Course frequency: Annually. Requires planning and organization of the fieldwork by students.
First time: 2013H
M-BYREG (2nd to 5th year). The course is reserved for 2 students at Property studies and 2 at Landscape architecture.
Workshop and lectures about European cities, urban regions as spatial systems, and Norwegian city regions. Study trip with field work to one of Europe's major metropolitan areas.
The students will be able to analyze and describe an urban region as a spatial structure. They will have knowledge of European planning traditions, and first hand experience with the impact of modern techniques in European urban planning. They will be able to identify planning issues on a regional scale, and knowledge about present day processes and strategies.
Lectures, literature studies, field work, analytical work assignments in groups and individually.
Tutoring in studio and during field work, as well as comments on presentations and group work material.
Report from previous field works in the course, compendium, literature about the case. In addition a recommended litterature about European cities:
- Bagnasco, A. & Le Galès, P. (2000), Cities in Contemporary Europe, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
- Benevolo, L. (1993), The European City, Oxford, Blackwell Publishers.
- Hohenberg P. M. (1995), The Making of Urban Europe. 1000-1994, Cambridge MA, Harvard University Press.
- Le Galès, P. (2002), European Cities. Social Conflicts and Governance, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
- Sassen, S. (2006), Territory, Authority, Rights. From Medieval to Global Assemblages, Princeton, Princeton Univeristy Press.
- Therborn, G. (1995), European Modernity and Beyond. The Trajectory of European Societies 1945-2000, London, SAGE Publications.
- Tilly, C. (1992), Coercion, Capital, and European States, AD 990-1992, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing.
Basic knowledge about theory and professjonal tradition within urban planning.
Seminar, plenary presentations, work assignments individually and in groups.
Plenary presentations and written report.
40 hours preparation, 40 hours field work, 40 hours analysis, 30 hours report writing and editing. Total: 150 hours.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
2 days start seminar, 1 week field work, 1 day plenary presentation.
The course is provided under the condition of available teacher capacity and a minimum of 18 students. Students organize travel and stay for the fieldwork. The main part of the work takes place in groups of 2.
Examination details: oppgave: Passed / Failed