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Studio - Urban Open Spaces

Additional course evaluations for LK0160

Academic year 2021/2022

Studio - Urban Open Spaces (LK0160-40060) 2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05

Academic year 2020/2021

Studio - Urban Open Spaces (LK0160-40071) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2019/2020

Studio - Urban Open Spaces (LK0160-40024) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Studio - Urban Open Spaces (LK0160-30059) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

Academic year 2017/2018

Studio - Urban Open Spaces (LK0160-30064) 2018-01-15 - 2018-03-20

Academic year 2016/2017

Studio - Urban Open Spaces (LK0160-30114) 2017-01-16 - 2017-03-21

Academic year 2015/2016

Studio - Urban Open Spaces (LK0160-30238) 2016-01-18 - 2016-03-21

Academic year 2014/2015

Studio - Urban Open Spaces (LK0160-30093) 2015-01-19 - 2015-03-29

Academic year 2013/2014

Studio - Urban Open Spaces (LK0160-30099) 2014-01-20 - 2014-03-30

Academic year 2012/2013

Studio - Urban Open Spaces (LK0160-30153) 2013-01-21 - 2013-03-31

LK0160 Studio - Urban Open Spaces, 15.0 Credits

Studio - staden

Syllabus approved



Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 60 credits landscape architecture and/or landscape planning including knowledge of history of urban design and urban planning.


In this course you will get acquainted with different methods for describing and analyzing a district, its history and its future.

After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- with guidance, design a structural proposal for the green / blue infrastructure, public places or similar for a district;
- choose the appropriate analysis method and carry out and analyze an urban environment with regard to structure, function and experience;
- critically examine the municipality’s plans and guidelines regarding the future development of the exercise area;
- report the intended development of a structure over time;
- analyze the proposal on the basis of aesthetic, social and ecological aspects;
- orally and visually present their proposal so that the problem and concept are clearly stated;
- reflect on consequences for people and the environment.


The course aims to familiarize students with different methods for describing and analyzing a district, its history and its future.

The assignment begins with the students conducting a case study that aims to understand the landscape and the district’s context, its history, its physical, social and ecological conditions. The module trains, among other things, document analysis, field inventory methodology. Students will work in project groups.

The case study is used as a basis for, with the help of scenario technology, developing various future development opportunities for the district. The next part of the exercise is performed in small groups. Students’ work with design and the development of different visions is stimulated through sketching exercises and inspirational lectures. Supervision in the studio is an important support in the individual’s own development. Great emphasis is placed on training the student’s ability to combine many different interests and aspects into a whole.

Methods to shed light on the consequences of the various descriptions of the future for the environment and people are discussed and tested.

The student must orally account for the development of the sketch process, which choices the student has made and which sources of inspiration have influenced the result. Attention is also paid to the sketch as a way of communicating.

The vision of the future and its consequences is reported so that the basic idea is clear from the chosen presentation technique and layout. The course includes teaching and training in using digital presentation techniques.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed exercises and participation in mandatory parts.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

The course gives 15 credits of skill training.

Responsible department

Department of Urban and Rural Development

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: delvis LP0424/LK0060, LK0100
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture Programme (admission before 1 July 2007) Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna Landscape Architecture Programme - Uppsala, Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0160 Application code: SLU-40151 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%