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Histories and Contemporary Theories of Urban Form - Fundamentals of Urbanism 6.0 credits


Course Description

Lecture based theoretical urban design module, providing students with an advanced introduction to the history and theory of urban form leading up to the contemporary paradigms in urbanism, with a specific emphasis on urban morphology and the fields of knowledge pertinent to the students design investigation and current project work in the studios. Selected exemplary design approaches will be examined through lectures, readings, and seminars including historical paradigmatic change in urban form and design. This course is organized as an advanced seminar facilitating information exchange and discussions. It will focus on the thought, principles and places that have shaped the history, theory and practice of urban design and physical planning. Examples will illustrate how urban form is shaped by both strong blueprint planning/design interventions and incremental historicaal and morphological evolutions. The course will highlight fundamentals of shaping and composing cities and the main elements of urbanism - the neighborhood, the block, the square, the street and the building. The course also reviews the contemporary ideals in urban planning and design - current paradigms in urbanism.

Visit the Histories and Contemporary Theories of Urban Form - Fundamentals of Urbanism 6.0 credits page on the KTH Royal Institute of Technology website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Ax:son Johnson Foundation KTH Scholarships - 4 Awards

Aside from KTH's regular scholarships, the Master’s Programme in Urbanism Studies offers one competitive - nominative fellowship and two scholarship tuition waivers to support students’ academic pursuits. Fellowship and scholarships are awarded based on merit and prior academic accomplishments.The Programme Director and a representative of the Ax:son Johnson Foundation, as well as Director of Studies, will review the applications and select the fellowship recipient and two scholarship tuition waiver holders in late spring 2015. Applicants will be notified whether they have been offered the fellowship/scholarships award by post.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15.000

Eligibility

Fellowship and scholarships are awarded based on merit and prior academic accomplishments.

Application Procedure

Applications need to include three things: letter of intent describing why she/he should be awarded a fellowship/scholarship
transcript of grades and copy of the respective candidates’ university diploma/degree
one academic letter of recommendation/supportAll these documents should be sent directly to the Programme Director at:KTH – Royal Institute of Technology
Att: Dr. Tigran Haas, Director
Graduate Studies in Urbanism
School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Drottning Kristinas väg 30, Plan 1
114 28 Stockholm, Sweden

Further Information

https://www.kth.se/en/studies/master/kth/urbanism-studies/fellowship-and-scholarship-1.511821


(Scholarship)

External scholarships and grants at KTH - 20+ Awards

Scholarships, grants and other forms of financial support are available from the following organisations and programmes. For information regarding eligibility, application processes and deadlines, we advise applicants to visit the individual websites and use the contact information found there. There is a non-exhaustive selection of the major funding opportunities available in different countries, but we also recommend applicants to look into the possibility of obtaining financial support from other organisations.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15.000

Eligibility

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Application Procedure

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Further Information

https://www.kth.se/en/studies/master/kth/fees-funding/external-scholarships-1.65869


(Scholarship)

KTH Scholarship - 20+ Awards

There are approximately 30 KTH Scholarships available and the award process is based on academic excellence. Receivers of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory. Additional funding, for example living costs, is not included in the waiver.To be eligible to apply you must be required to pay tuition fees and have applied for a Master's programme at KTH as first priority. Students with a conditional eligibility are eligible to apply for a scholarship. KTH Scholarships are not available for applicants to Erasmus Mundus and EIT Master's programmes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15.000

Eligibility

The selection process will be undertaken in parallel with the selection process for admission to the programme. The scholarship will primarily be granted on the basis of academic excellence. Only applicants who fulfill the eligibility requirements of the programme applied for will be considered for a scholarship. After the applicants has been assessed in accordance to the individual programme's selection process an over all assessment of all recommended applicants for KTH Scholarships will be made based on the following criteria: The applicants grades (GPA or equivalent)
The University where the applicants Bachelor's degree was awarded
The selection process and the recommendation of the Director of the applied Master's programme

Application Procedure

The application opens 1 December 2015 and closes 15 January 2016. When the application is open a link to the online application form will be published here.

Further Information

https://www.kth.se/en/studies/master/kth/fees-funding/kth-scholarship-1.72827



Entry Requirements

This course is part of the International Master of Science Program in Urbanism Studies, 60 credits at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology and can only be taken as part of that program, i.e. one has to apply for the full One Year Program at KTH. Three years of studies in city urban planning, architecture, town planning, urban design or landscape architecture. This course is not open to international exchange students.

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