APL260 Metropolitan areas in Europe

Credits (ECTS):5

Course responsible:Marius Grønning

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk, engelsk

Limits of class size:Minimum 18 students, maximum 26.

Course frequency:

Annually. Requires planning and organisation of the fieldwork by students.

Reservation based on the situation with Covid-19

Nominal workload:125 hours. (30 hours preparation, 40 hours field work, 30 hours analysis, 7 hours presentation, 18 hours report writing and editing.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in August block. This course has teaching in August block and examination in autumn parallell.

About this course

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.

Learning outcome

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.
  • APL103 or equivalent.
  • Plenary presentations and written report.

  • External examinor approves the evaluation procedure. Internal examinor avaluates individual and group work.
  • Seminar, fieldwork, plenary presentations, work assignments individually and in groups.
  • 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.

    The course is optional and entails expenses for a study trip (travel and accommodation).

  • 3 days start seminar, 1 week field work, 1 day plenary presentation.
  • M-BYREG (2nd to 5th year). The course is reserved for 2 students at Property studies and 2 at Landscape architecture.
  • Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)