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This subject explores contemporary theories and modes of critique relating to the design of the urban public realm. Emphasis is on how urban physical form responds to the economic, cultural, political, social, aesthetic and natural forces of an urbanised area. Assignments and class papers require students to critically engage with a broad range of theoretical positions, and relate them to local conditions.
Intended learning outcomes
Having completed this subject the student is expected to:
- Develop an understanding of contemporary theories of urban design,
- Be able to think critically about a range of theoretical positions,
- Have the intellectual capacity to develop innovative approaches to urban design practice.
Students develop an understanding of contemporary theories of urban design and the ability to think critically about a range of theoretical positions, including development of the following generic skills:
- Urban design analysis;
- Urban design fieldwork;
- Essay writing;
- Verbal presentation.
Last updated: 29 July 2022