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Sustainability in the urban realm: city/neighbourhood/home, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Master´s programme in Science for Sustainable Development
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Environmental Science - MXA
SUBJECT AREA   Environmental Science – MV1
  COURSE CODE   746A74
After completion of the course the students should on an advanced level be able to:
- describe and compare urban environmental issues on different geographical levels using theoretical tools from the course.
- identify critical urban environmental issues related to local management.
- identify and critically assess research in the area of urban environmental issues.
- present in writing and orally interdisciplinary case studies on environmental management in the urban realm.
This course is grounded in current international research on the urban environment in for example postcolonial studies, political geography, policy studies, system studies and other urban studies. Empirical fields that will be covered include: urban infrastructures for transportation, energy, waste and water, planning and development of the build environment. Different policy and management approaches to the issues raised during the course will be presented and discussed. Concrete international case studies will be presented and discussed.
The course will focus on sustainability on and between different geographical levels of the urban realm: cities, neighbourhoods and homes. The themes that will be covered include:
• Sustainability and power relations in planning and development of cities/towns.
• Issues related to connection/disconnection between different parts (neighbourhoods) of the city/town and the consequences.
• Stakeholder (householders, management etc) activities related to homes.
Lectures, excursion, seminars and oral presentations.Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the course. Language of instruction: English
The course is examined through active participation in seminars, written papers and oral presentations. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor’s degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits, including a 15 ECTS credit degree paper of equivalent. Relevant background is studies within natural science, social science, health science, humanities or engineering that relate to the environmental, social or ecenomic aspects of sustainable development.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Sustainability in the urban realm: city/neighbourhood/home
Hållbarhet i den urbana sfären: stad/stadsdel/hem
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
TEMA - Department of Thematic Studies
Registrar No: 2009-01025   Course Code: 746A74      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Environmental Science - MXA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     MXA   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2012-06-15