Theories of the Network City


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course module adds to integrated design knowledge obtained in 1st semester of the Master’s program in Urban Design engineering. Therefore, the student is recommended to have knowledge, skills and competencies within the urban design and engineering field corresponding to the completion of the MSc01 level at the Urban Design Engineering education.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective is to strengthen the students’ ability to comprehend and analyze relevant infrastructural and technical factors shaping the contemporary network city. The course introduces state-of-the-art research-based theories relating to the development of the network city within urban theory, mobilities theory, network theory, and other relevant theoretical fields.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have proficient knowledge of the technical conditions shaping the network city, as well as their social consequences.

  • Must be able to develop knowledge about the network city and its technologies as large technical systems.


  • Must be able to apply the relevant scientific theories and methods in an analysis of the technological infrastructure systems of the network city.

  • Must be able to evaluate proposals for intervention and design of the network city in light of state-of-the-art theories.


  • Must demonstrate proficient competencies in analyzing the network city on a theoretical and methodologically reflective level.

  • Must demonstrate proficient competencies in assessing technical solutions to traffic and mobility challenges of the network city.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examTheories of the Network City
Type of exam
Written exam
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 titleNetværksbyens teorier
Module codeAODUM2K202
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Technology (Urban Design)
Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture and Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design