AAR4365 - City and Town Planning


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 1/3 7 days
Approved exercises 2/3

Course content

The course will give knowledge in developing sustainable conceptual urban design proposals as well as urban planning strategies. Additionally it will give a general understanding in sustainability and ecology. Methods for various analysis of urban settings and landscapes are a part of the course. In addition there will be a focus on the formal Norwegian planning process. Space, form/ typologies and functions as well as representation techniques are of importance.
Students will develop the ability to discuss social ethical issues and understand the mutual relations and implications between community and urban development.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course gives the students general knowledge of a cities parts and functions. Give basic knowledge about landscape; build environment, and urban reality. Emphasize on urban design qualities and use of typologies and show how these can be a part of an overall master plan Ability: Basic knowledge and ability in urban and regional design and physical planning tools. General competence: the course gives students a general competence in understanding the fast changing reality (physical and economic)in cities and urban spaces and the relations between them. Students will have the ability to translate this understanding into physical form/design.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, literature, workshops, teaching, group work, single work,
peer activities, discussion, reflection, interaction, testing of new learning activities.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Exercises and home-exam must be passed to pass the whole subject.

You can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (SAA1)

Required previous knowledge

Basic courses Architecture 1-4 or equivalent

Course materials

Compendium, texts, lecture notes, scientific articles.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Home examination and Work

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 1/3
Autumn ORD Approved exercises 2/3
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.