Course code SDP420

SDP420 Urban Morphology, an interdisciplinary approach to studies in urban planning and development

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Course responsible: Elin Børrud, Marius Grønning
Teachers: Marius Grønning
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
There must be a minimum for PhD candidates in order that the course be run and a maximum of 14 participants
Teaching exam periods:

January, spring and June blocks and semester 2023:

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 2023 if their are sufficient participants and every third year after this.</bold>
First time: Study year 2018-2019
Preferential right:
PhD students at LANDSAM
Course contents:
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.
Learning outcome:
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 spatial structure of human settlements through the perspective of urban form and to present guidelines for mapping, describing and explaining urban change and transformation.
Learning activities:
Lectures, seminars, excercises, self study.
Teaching support:
Supervision, discussions.
A reference list will be given at the course start.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Attendence at minimum 80% of the lectures and seminars
Submitting and presenting an academic paper.
Nominal workload:
125 hours
Entrance requirements:
Enrolled as a PhD student
Reduction of credits:
Complete overlap with ILP420
Type of course:
42 hours
Examination details: Portfolio: Passed / Not Passed