Urban Infrastructure Synergies


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Has understanding of cities and their design as complex systems in which different contexts, structures and changes mutually affect each other
  • Has an understanding of key concepts such as networked infrastructure, nexus, urban socio-technologies, lock-in and different modes of governance
  • Understands the socio-economic mechanisms shaping urban infrastructure development, and the policies that support these developments
  • Has an understanding of different analytical perspectives/theories for understanding infrastructure development


  • Can critically assess system effects from changes in infrastructures
  • Can identify cross sectoral synergies from a sustainability perspective
  • Can identify opportunities/constraints for developing integrated Infrastructures
  • Can analyse and evaluate infrastructure development, across sectors


  • Can carry out holistic planning tasks from an urban sustainability perspective and facilitate the planning process that sustainable development requires
  • Can align infrastructure planning and urban planning at the city level
  • Can critically reflect on approaches to improving the efficiency, quality and sustainability across infrastructures
  • Can co-operate with citizens, authorities, consultancies and industry in developing new approaches to infrastructure development

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, synopses, seminars, assignments, etc.



Name of examUrban Infrastructure Synergies
Type of exam
Written or oral 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 titleSynergier mellem infrastrukturer
Module codePGLSUSK19204
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Cities)
Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design