Urban Design Policy And Practice URBAN5050

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides an in-depth appreciation and knowledge of contemporary debates in urban design policy, in design control/regulation, and the role and salience of design within contemporary development control/management.

Timetable

Classes run in Semester 2 and delivered in 3 hourly blocks, once per week, over 6 consecutive weeks.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements:

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Assessment:

The course will be assessed through coursework project related to a specific neighbourhood (or part a city). This will involve (i) a visual presentation of design ideas during the final class (25% of project work) (ii) production of an Urban Design Framework (e.g. design guidance and policies) (40% of project work) and (iii) an Implementation Strategy (35% of Project work).  Maximum of 2,500 words in total.

Course Aims

This course provides an in-depth appreciation and knowledge of contemporary debates in urban design policy, in design control/regulation, and the role and salience of design within contemporary development control/management.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course and having undertaken the relevant reading and assignments, students should be able to:

■ evaluate critically contemporary debates in urban design policy;

■ understand practice and procedures in design control/regulation;

■ understand the role and salience of design within contemporary development control/management;

■ appreciate different perspectives on the harmonious integration of new development into existing contexts

■ appreciate different perspectives on the conservation of the built environment;

■ appreciate the range of tools and techniques used in urban design control, regulation and management;

■ articulate and apply urban design as a policymaking and implementation tool integral to the evolution of cities;

■ understand practice and procedures in design control/regulation;

■ demonstrate knowledge and understand of the role and salience of design within contemporary real estate development;

■ understand the implications of climate change and alternative policy and practice options available to practitioners; and

■ formulate an opinion and contribute to the debate on urban design policy.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.

 

Minimum requirement for award of credit for students on MSc City Planning is D3 or above.

 

University standard regulations apply to students on other qualifications.