FP4350 - Urban Theory and Planning Theory


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course will introduce the students to planning processes with basis in planning theory and urban theory. Urban politics and governance is central to co-operation between different actors, citizen participation, negotiations and other types of group processes since it is important with respect to the implementation of different planning processes.

Learning outcome

The student shall know:
- Planning theories and urban theories
- Different planning processes as part of urban development
- How to organize planning processes
- citizen participation.

The student shall have general competance about:
- the role of planning in society and the need for constructive co-operation in physical planning.

Learning methods and activities

The lectures on general topics like urban therory, planning theory, citizen participation,co-operation and negotiations.
Seminars where the students must contribute in order to be eligble to hand in the essay.
Assignments on participation and negotiations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Report

Further on evaluation

The exercises must be approved before the written examination. Postponed examination will be held 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.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor degree in studies relevant to planning

Course materials

The course will be based on relevant books and articles.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E 2018-12-03 09:00
Spring UTS Written examination 100/100 E
  • * 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.