Theories of the Network City and its Technologies


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

A BSc degree (Bachelor) in Architecture and Design or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective is to strengthen the students’ ability to comprehend and understand the technical factors in their social context shaping contemporary network cities. This is done by introducing state-of-the-art scientific theories relating to the development of the network city within the fields of urban theory, mobility theory, network theory and other related theoretical fields.


Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about the technical forces shaping the network city and their societal consequences
  • Must be able to understand the basic factors behind the creation of the network city and its technologies
  • Must be able to develop knowledge about the network city and its technologies as a ‘large technical system’


  • Must be able to apply the relevant scientific theories and methods related to 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 acquire competencies in analysing the network city on a theoretical and methodologically reflective level
  • Must acquire competencies in assessing technical solutions to traffic and mobility challenges of the network city

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3



Name of examTheories of the Network City and its Technologies
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
Without 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 titleTeorier om netværksbyen og dens teknologier
Module codeAODUPM2K154
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


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