The course provides an overview of basic planning theory and urban theory and applies spatial concepts and theories in practical planning issues. The spatial analyses is applied in the GIS-tool which is used in accordance with the student’s individual knowledge level. The planning issues during the course emphasizes Swedish and European planning on different geographical levels and in a comparative perspective. More general planning challenges such as participatory planning, sustainable development and planning, the legitimacy of planning, multi-level (governance) planning etc is also dealt with during the course. Urban theory constitutes an essential part of the course content were the economic-geographical, spatial and social perspectives are some of the central issues.