Analysing Urban Transformation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The course focuses on urban design methods and their academic foundations. The continual transformation of the built environment calls for urban design methods to understand, map and critically analyse the contemporary built environment as well as mastering case study analysis. The aim of the course is to train the student’s ability to critically read, analyse and map the built environment and to translate this into site-specific urban design proposals.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must possess general knowledge of research-based methods in relation to urban design mapping and analysis as well as case study methods.
  • Must be able to understand and reflect upon different 2D and 3D analysis methods of the urban design profession.


  • Must be able to map and analyse the built environment and identify problems and potentials according to specific urban design methods.
  • Must be able to analyse and develop relevant design concepts through case studies.
  • Must be able to communicate urban design analysis and concepts visually.


  • Must be able to synthesize an analysis of a complex urban setting into site-specific urban design concepts and proposals.
  • Must critically be able to reflect on the contemporary built environment grounded in the profession’s research-based methods.

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in § 17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examAnalysing Urban Transformation
Type of exam
Written exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAnalyse af urbane transformationer
Module codeAODUM1K233
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture and Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design