Planning History and Urban Theory

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module acquire the following: 

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of the history of modern urban planning
  • Knowledge and understanding of the scientific value foundations of different urban theories
  • Knowledge and understanding of urban theory in different historical and geographical contexts of urban planning 
  • Understanding of one or more contemporary urban theories on an international academic level
  • Knowledge and understanding of the global driving forces shaping contemporary urbanisation in different international contexts

Skills

  • Can critically examine urban problems and challenges from a historical approach
  • Can use urban theories to analyse historical and contemporary planning practices and identify contemporary and potential planning challenges

Competences

  • Can independently conduct research on the historical and contemporary development of cities and identify contemporary planning problems
  • Can independently and critically apply urban theory to planning situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new solutions 

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, etc.

Exam

Exams

Name of examPlanning History and Urban Theory
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentStated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titlePlanlægningshistorie og byteori
Module codePGLUPMK17102
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Planning, Geography and Surveying
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design