Course - Urban Development - AAR4540
AAR4540 - Urban Development
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024
The course will focus on the design, development, production and management of our built environment, and on how the architect can be a leading agent in this from the early concept phase on. This covers organization and management issues, the building process, cost calculation and analysis, life cycle considerations, and the management of information through the entire process. Special emphasis will be given to research, analysis, strategy, programming and concept development and design. The main focus of the course will be on understanding our built environment as a (intelligent) dynamic in which the physical objects are means rather than ends. Therefore this course will emphasise communication, management, teamwork, and the use of ICT as tools for design as well as for analysis and communication. The subject gives knowledge in use of different ICT- tools in both design and management. Digital modelling and visualization will be central topics in combination with live presentation and communication.
The course will give a thorough introduction and knowledge about the architect's role and responsibilities in a larger development project with emphasis on the early stages of the project development. KNOWLEDGE: The student will have basic knowledge of the basic parameters related to urban project development and have knowledge about various methods and tools related to analysis, feasibility studies and project development with emphasis on the development of conceptual solutions up to early project phases. SKILLS: The course will further provide knowledge and experience with the use of various ICT tools for modeling, visualization and presentation. The student will be able to consider alternative solutions and develop projects based on understanding of location, context and market. GENERAL COMPETENCE: The student will be able to communicate and present a project in a clear manner. The course will provide an understanding of the various actors in the role of a development, with special emphasis on the architect's role. The student will have an insight into the architect's contribution in terms of value, both for the user, the project owner and a society perspective The course will provide an understanding of the various actors in the role of a development, with special emphasis on the architect's role. The student will have an insight into the architect's contribution in terms of value, both for the user, the project owner and a society perspective.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and workshops.
Optional excursions can be arranged as part of the teaching of the course. Students who participate in optional excursions must expect to pay a small share of the expenses. For students who do not participate in optional excursions, an alternative will be offered.
Further on evaluation
At the regular exam, students may be offered the opportunity to present the final exercise orally to the sensor. The oral presentation itself is not included as part of the assessment. Students can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period. For postponed evaluations based on project assignments a new or revised assignment in the course must be delivered within the deadline set by the course instructor.
Limited admission to classes. For more information: https://i.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/English/Admission+to+courses+with+restricted+admission
Required previous knowledge
Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent. The subject is to be taken in connection with AAR4851 URBAN TRIGGERS.
Course blog and selected textbooks.
Credits: 15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning
- * 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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"