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History and preservation of urban areas (5 cr)

Code: LA00BO75-3003

General information


01.07.2022 - 11.09.2022


01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Faculty of Technology (LAB)


E-campus, Lahti

Teaching languages

  • English


5 - 20

Degree programmes

  • Master's Degree Programme in Urban Climate and Sustainability (MUrCS)
  • Master's Degree Programme in Urban Sustainability
  • Master's Degree Programme in Urban Sustainability


  • Eeva Aarrevaara



Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- understand the main features about the history of the cities
- identify and define different values in urban built environment as well as means to preserve them
- understand important international treaties and national legislation protecting valuable environments as well as the meaning of international organisations in preservation
- present case examples to demonstrate the variability of built heritage and means to preserve it (for example town planning, local participation of civil society, renovation)

Implementation and methods of teaching

The course is carried out virtually, containing virtual lectures, learning materials in Moodle and individual courseworks.

Timing and attendance

The course will be available on 20th September in Moodle.

Learning material and recommended literature

Learning materials are introduced and listed in Moodle.

Alternative completion methods

No other options.

Learning environment

The course is availble in Moodle which contains all the information.


The main topics in the course are the following viewpoints:

• Understanding how the values of urban environment are understood and defined.
• How to enhance preservation in international and national levels
• The opportunities to protect valuable built environments in challenging situations
• Evaluate different processes of preservation through case studies and analyse the roles and impacts of different stakeholders in them.
• Develop ideas by which methods the preservation of urban environment can be carried out in different case studies.

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

Bachelor degree, no other requirements.

Assessment criteria

Accepted courseworks.

Assessment scale


Failed (0)

Courseworks not meeting the requirements or missing.