AAR4366 - Architecture 5 City and Town Planning


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

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. 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


The candidate has ...

- basic knowledge of the city's structure, parts and functions.

- basic knowledge of building typologies and relevant example projects.

- basic understanding of how buildings and landscape play together in the European and Nordic urban context.

- basic understanding of the relationship between different actors and the city's design / development over time.


Candidates ...

- can use knowledge to shape cities and towns and make physical plans at a fundamental level through artistic and scientific research, idea development and engineering.

- master the subject's working methods, analysis and planning tools and expressions on a basic level and can apply these in urban planning and design in a exploratory and experimental manner.

- can apply basic knowledge of the subject's natural sciences, social, cultural and technological prerequisites in and for urban development.

- Can translate general knowledge and understanding of the rapidly changing physical and economic conditions in today's cities and the relationships between them and physical design.

- can develop sustainable conceptual urban development models, urban planning strategies and methods.

General competence:

Candidates ...

- can convey their own architectural work in the form of plans and models at an almost professional level and in an academic context.

- takes independent responsibility for their own learning and professional development and can apply their knowledge to new fields.

- can reflect critically on their own work, create new understanding frameworks and violate conventions.

- can reflect on and position their own academic contribution in relation to ethical issues in the practice of the subject.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, design tasks, literature discussions, workshops, teaching, group work, single work,
peer activities, discussion, reflection, interaction, testing of new learning activities.
Participation in excursions is voluntary and is not an obligatory part of the course. Students who choose to participate in the excursions must bear some or all of travel expenses themselves. Students who choose not to travel on excursions will be offered an equivalent learning experience in the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercies

Further on evaluation

Exercises must be delivered/ validated and the semester project must be passed to pass the whole subject. If a student does not pass one of the two, only the failed one has to be re-done.

Students can register for a re-scheduled examination in the following semester.

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.

Required previous knowledge

AAR4300 Arkitektur 1, AAR4415 Arkitektur 2, AAR4416 Arkitektur 3 and AAR4436 Arkitektur 4, or equivalent.

Course materials

Texts, lecture notes, scientific articles, technical literature, film.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning



Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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