20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Level Two study of urban design, urban theory and the distinctiveness of place is enhanced by learning about how to conduct research in urban contexts. Students taking this module will consider various topics, such as the impact of planning policy, flood management, urban ethnicity and social segregation, housing developments, or issues in the use of public space, through learning about and, circumstances permitting, conducting field investigation. They will be introduced to a range of qualitative and quantitative research skills and techniques, as well as interpretative methods.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Field work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Urban Studies and Planning):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK