15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This unit builds on the knowledge and skills developed in the first semester of the programme by applying them to an actual planning problem in a city in the Global South. The unit introduces students to how urban design can be used to address complex development problems, and in particular how effective and practicable design solutions must be situated in a local socio-political, policy and cultural context. Knowledge and skills will be developed through an in-depth design project. which examines possible development of a major strategic site on a disused airfield located inside Cairo¿s ring road. Students will work to appraise the site and its urban context and create a coherent design response which takes into account the spectrum of social need, environmental protection and economic feasibility.

Staff Contact: Dr Bobby Nisha
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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