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In Year 2009-2010 UPD Program will go through a "Refreshment Phase", i.e. Some new courses will be introuduced and some other revisions to the program all in effort to make UPD the top and most competitive Urban planning & Design program in the European Union. Staff 2009.
KTH (Swedish) Holidays
Christmas and New Year holidays - December 20 - January 10 (no courses)
Easter holidays - 21 March - 28 March (no courses)
Summer holidays - 25th of June - 15th of August (no courses)
The program starts with pillars of urban planning and design, a group of courses that give a thorough introduction to the knowledge area of urban planning and design, related to theory building, tools of analysis and practical applications. Courses are developed in a stringent sequence of urban design studios that are integrated with academic courses in theory, history, methodology, analysis and practice.
The program continues with components and compositions in urban planning and design, a number of selected courses where implementation and process is combined with in-depth studies in different material and appraisal aspects of urban design and planning. The term is concentrated around groupwork in studios with the further analysis and design of selected projects in given locations, with appreciation for the nuances of specific places, cultures, and environments.
The program is furthermore deepened by analysis and synthesis in urban planning and design, the final courses that deal with different studio projects where the first has a clear concentration on analysis and the other on synthesis. The aim is that the first project will be a theoretical in-depth study that introduces the students to knowledge development within urban planning and design, i.e. a preparation for research. The core of the second project lies in the practical in-depth study in the form of synthesized plan solutions in a complex urban design setting.