Subject coordinator: Dr Iderlina Mateo-Babiano
Tutors: Andy Bosworth, Audrey Leonore Lopez, Rewa Marathe , Sombol Mokhle
Urban Design introduces the visual, spatial, social and design dimensions in planning for public spaces. Urban Design for People and Places examines how a city’s built form, function and structure is shaped by its interaction with multidimensional forces – including the physical, technological, cultural, social, economic, and environmental –to create a public life which continuously shapes and is shaped by both people’s activities and the places they inhabit. It explores a broad range of concepts, theories, principles, and processes to frame the urban design practice – developing, proposing and negotiating creative urban design solutions to address urban issues in a dynamic setting.
Students who have successfully completed this subject should be able to:
- Demonstrate critical understanding of urban design theory, practice and policy making, and its relation to urban planning;
- Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in applying urban design principles and processes whilst recognizing the social, environmental, economic and cultural values and sensitivities of the built environment;
- Demonstrate spatial and design thinking skills in developing, proposing and negotiating creative urban design solutions, individually and in a group, to address urban issues;
- Understand the role of stakeholders in the urban design process;
- Visually communicate and convey a sense of urban design work with the use of media; and
- Demonstrate a process of growth and learning of urban design over time.
Students who have successfully completed this subject will have developed the following generic skills:
- Critical thinking and analysis;
- Use and citation of sources;
- Written and verbal presentation of ideas;
- Essay and report writing;
- Application of generic theories to specific examples;
- Ability to analyze social and cultural contexts.