15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit focuses on exploring the emergent and potential roles of Urban Design practitioners, and on relating them to students┐ own Urban Design experience, both within practice and within the School of Architecture. The unit will be broad ranging, looking at the unprecedented scale and complexity of conditions that are shaping the urban environment globally, creating the need for a critical evaluation of the methods, tools, and design culture that surrounds the practice of Urban Design. The module will discuss the consequences of these conditions on the practice of Urban Design, and will invite students to speculate about the potential trajectories that they could take in the future as Urban Design practitioners. Assessments will be based on a reflection on student's individual experiences and future aspirations.This unit is also suitable for those students taking a part-time route whilst continuing to work in practice. It is also suitable an option module for the MArch course. It will also be offered as CPD module.

Restrictions on availability: The module is restricted to students undertaking the MArch and PGT Programmes at the School of Architecture, and PGT Programmes at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Department of Landscape.

Staff Contact: STATICA IULIA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Project/ portfolio

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