15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The module focuses on the opportunities and challenges of contemporary urbanism to develop a unique approach to urban design process and practice. The module exposes students to contemporary urban concerns and investigates opportunities for new models of development, aided by an understanding of practices that are transforming growth of cities; such as smart cities, critical regeneration, urban automation, immersive data visualisation, responsive technologies and vertical public realm. The module engages with new and innovative areas of industry practice and focuses on the uses and limits of technology in the development of urban design responses to contemporary urban challenges.

Staff Contact: NISHA BOBBY N
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK