ARCH302 Urban Design and Planning

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ARCH302 Urban Design and Planning 1 1 6 Friday 9:00-11:50
Prerequisite ARCH201 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Firas Abdulhameed Salman Al-Douri Office Hours Schedule Tuesday/Friday: 10:00-13:00
E-mail faldouri@ius.edu.ba
Phone 38733957233 Office / Room No A F3.25
Assistant N/A
E-mail faldouri@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives This course is meant to provide a critical investigation of the current urban design paradigms and approaches that respond to the challenges of contemporary urbanism. It introduces the methods with which urban design has guided public interventions in the built environment and why it is expected to improve the physical characteristics of the built environment.
Textbook American Planning Association (APA), 2006, Planning and Urban Design Standards, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, US. Llewelyn-Davis and Alan Baxter & Associates, 2002, Urban Design Compendium (UDC), London, UK, The English Partnership and the Housing Corporation.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Analyze key concepts of urban design and critically examine their application in recent professional practice
  2. Communicate these concepts to design participants in non-technical language
  3. Restructure and applying these concepts as analytical and prescriptive techniques
  4. Critically apply these techniques and evaluating the design proposals on which they were based
  5. Analyze case studies of urban design projects and their socio-spatial impacts on communities.
Teaching Methods 1. Class lectures using instructor’s presentations 2. Class Exercises including: a) Individual class exercises and b)Team-based class exercises 3. A team-based urban design project
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to urban design: Role and Definitions of Urban Design Brown et el 2009, Ch. 1
Week 2 Urban Revitalization APA, pp. 20-26
Week 3 Urban Conservation and Infill APA, pp. 250-263
Week 4 Critical analysis of professional case studies: Urban Revitalization/Urban Infill Selected cases uploaded to Moodle
Week 5 Types of Urban Design Plans APA, pp.10-15
Week 6 Master Planning and Urban Design Control CABE, Ch. 1.3-1.4; 2.1-2.4
Week 7 Image of the City
Week 8 Contemporary Theories and Emerging Trends Bahrainy & Bakhtiar,2016, Ch. 2
Week 9 Image of the City UD Reader, 135-140; 478-482
Week 10 Neighborhood Concept UD Reader, pp. 79-89
Week 11 Movement Network UDC, 2002, PP. 70-83
Week 12 Open Space Design UDC, 2002, PP. 84-107
Week 13 Critical analysis of professional case studies: Elements of Urban Form Selected cases uploaded to Moodle
Week 14 Sustainable Urban Design BO01 and Flagghusen_Dalman and Scheele- pp.160-169
Week 15 Visualization Tools in Public Participation Al-Kodmany, 2002, pp. 189-211
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Class Exercises-Individual 4 15 1,3
Class Exercises-Group 3 5 2,3,5
Mid-term Exam 1 20 1
Design project 1 20 2,3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 13 39 Mid-term Exam Preparation 16 1 16
Exercises: Individ 1 4 4 Final Exam Preparation 24 1 24
Exercises-Group 2 4 8 Project report and presentation 9 2 18
Home Study 3 14 42
        Total Workload Hours = 151
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 07/10/2019

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