15 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR



Co-requisites: ARC6978, ARC6979

Aims/Description: This unit provides an introduction to the main concepts, theories and practices of urban design, illustrated by local, national and international examples from different historical, political, geographical and environmental periods and areas. Using a themed rather than a chronological approach, the course explores how similar urban forms have been used and reused, reinterpreted, adapted and challenged by different social, economic and political groups in different parts of the world to meet differing (real and imagined) needs, behaviours and rituals. The emphasis is on design and on the end product of the design process the visual and physical form of the urban environment.

Staff Contact: Dr. Florian Kossak
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Seminar Presentation

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