Systems and Structures of the City


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

A student who has completed the module:

Learning objectives


  • Has knowledge of the basic structures of the city, such as buildings, infrastructure and transport
  • Has knowledge of different models for the development and design of cities and the impacts of these models
  • Has knowledge of political approaches which influence sustainable urban development, including strategic planning
  • Has knowledge of technological approaches to the promotion of sustainable innovation and growth
  • Has knowledge of methods and experiences in relation to the social development and conditions of life of the city


  • Can assess and combine different approaches to promoting sustainable development in an urban context
  • Can critically analyse policies, strategies and models for sustainable urban development in a concrete context


  • Can independently initiate and participate in interdisciplinary planning tasks and cooperation
  • Can independently assume responsibility for his/her own professional development and specialisation

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, problem solving and presentation, teacher feedback, etc.



Name of examSystems and Structures of the City
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleByens strukturer og systemer
Module codePGLSUSK17203
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design