SDP420 Urban Morphology, an interdisciplinary approach to studies in urban planning and development
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Showing course contents for the educational year 2020 - 2021 .
Course responsible: Elin Børrud
Teachers: Marius Grønning
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
January and spring semester 2021:
Week 3: Module 1 (January)
Week 10: Module 2 (March)
Week 17: Preliminary hand in paper
Week 21: Hand in paper
Week 25: Module 3 / paper presentations
Course frequency: <bold>The course will be offered in 2021 if more than 10 participants.</bold>
First time: 2018H
Last time: 2021V
PhD students at LANDSAM
Urban Morphology is the study of the physical (or built) fabric of urban form, and the people and processes shaping it. It is a theoretical method to describe and explain the physical planning context as form and thus transformation, in which planners, architects and developers interact.
The course gives both a theoretical and practical insight in how Urban morphology as an interdisciplinary approach can contribute to research in urban planning and development issues. The overall aim is conceptualizing the complexity of urban form and to present guidelines for mapping, describing and explaining urban change and transformation.
Lectures, seminars, excercises, self study.
A reference list will be given at the course start.
Attendence at minimum 70% of the lectures and seminars
Submitting and presenting an academic paper.
Enrolled as a PhD student
Reduction of credits:
Complete overlap with ILP420
Examination details: Continuous exam: Passed / Failed