Sustainable Urban Planning


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module acquire the following: 

Learning objectives


  • Understanding of the complexities of contemporary urban planning in relation to challenges and possibilities such as sustainability, resilience and liveability 
  • Understanding of radical changes that can constitute future directions for international urban development  
  • Knowledge and understanding of different concepts, analytical methods and tools for assessing the qualities of planning documents


  • Can critically use relevant theories, concepts, analytical methods and tools for assessing the qualities of planning documents and visions 
  • Can analyse urban problems taking into consideration economic, environmental and social conditions
  • Can prepare concepts, proposals and solutions to guide future urban planning objectives 
  • Can communicate research-based knowledge and scientific problems and facilitate possible future planning solutions with both professionals (from a variety of fields) and non-specialists 


  • Can independently use relevant theories, concepts and methods to identify challenges and possibilities in relation to sustainable urban planning 
  • Can engage in interdisciplinary cooperation with other experts and the public in planning urban solutions and proposals and take a professional responsibility in relation to guiding future action 
  • Can carry out focused, critical and well-informed research to support the planning for sustainable and liveable cities 

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, etc.



Name of examSustainable Urban Planning
Type of exam
Written or oral 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 titleBæredygtig byplanlægning
Module codePGLBEMK17102
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
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 Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design