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Planning for a Sustainable Information Society - 709A05

Urban Planning
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7 ECTS

MODULE TYPE: SDG11 

MODULE DESCRIPTION

The course discusses how digitalisation and information and communication technology (ICT) impact opportunities for urban and regional development and create new conditions for strategic urban and regional planning. Digital infrastructures, access to and analysis of large amounts of data, digital service platforms and new opportunities for communication and visualisation have the potential to radically change sectors that are relevant for urban and regional planning such as transport, energy, industrial production and public service.New digital infrastructures, big data, and new opportunities for communication and visualisation transform the way specific sectors such as energy and transport, but also whole cities and regions are organised and governed. The course discusses the opportunities for urban and regional planning to play an active role in how these developments are implemented in our cities and regions and thus contribute to a more sustainable information society. The course also discusses how digitalisation impacts the urban and regional planning profession through the development of digital planning tools and access to data sources and new sources of information. Furthermore, digital tools are introduced for areas of strategic urban and regional planning such as citizen dialogues and development of planning documents.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- describe and explain key concepts around digitalisation's driving forces and challenges within smart cities and regions
- analyse the impact of digitalisation on societal change, urban and regional development and infrastructure systems
- evaluate how digitalisation can affect opportunities to reach the global sustainable development goals
- critically analyse the use of digital methods and tools in strategic urban and regional planning
- apply digital tools in strategic urban and regional planning

Module level: Advanced

Degree level: Master

Language: English

Study mode: Campus based

SDG11 Theme: 

ECTS: 7.5

Semester: Spring 2022

Starting date: February 2022

Finishing date: Mars 2022

Enrollment period: 16/8 - 15/10 

Additional Info: 

Single subject and programme course

Entry requirements: Bachelor’s degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen in Urban and Regional Planning, or equivalent

English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)

If you have any questions, please contact international@ffk.liu.se.

Participation form: Please follow the instructions and apply via our portal

University

Linköping University

Participation info

The admission is currently possible for learners from ECIU partner universities. Please fill the above form and send it to the admission-contact person: international.office@liu.se