ARCH511 Advanced Urban Planning

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
ARCH511 Advanced Urban Planning 3 0 6 Thursday 17.00 - 20.00
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to


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Course Objectives This course will introduce students to significant conclets that shape contemprary urban fabric. Through independent research, seminars and tutorials students will acquire theoretical knowledge of concepts including urban land economics, and post-modern urbanism.
Textbook The Urban Design Reader, Roulledge, 2006
Additional Literature
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Acquire the skills necessary to critically analyse the urban fabric
  2. Evaluate the historical and prevailing urban theories that shape contemprary cities
  3. Demonstarate the capabilites to articulate such knowledge and transfer that knowledge in a professional manner.
  4. Critique the role of architects, planners and urban practitioners in implementing sustanable urban development
Teaching Methods
Teaching Method Delivery Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Introduction As per class instructions
Week 2 Urban Land Economics Jack Harvey, Urban Land Economics
Week 3 Urban Land Economics II Jack Harvey, Urban Land Economics
Week 4 Postmodern Urbanism Dear and Flusty, Postmodern Urbanism
Week 5 Postmodern Urbanism II Nan Ellin, Themes of Postmodern Urbanism
Week 6 Prelude to New Urbanism Jacobs and Appleyard, Toward an Urban Design Manifesto
Week 7 Mid Term Exam
Week 8 New Urbanism Michael Hebbert, New Urbanism - The Movement in Context
Week 9 Beyond New Urbanism Douglas Kelbaugh, Three Urbanisms
Week 10 The Vertical City Louise Nystrom, Restraining Sprawl
Week 11 In Class Exercise (Graded Presentations)
Week 12 Society of the Spectacle Guy Deborn, The Society of the Spectacle
Week 13 Place and Non-Place Marc Auge, Non-Place
Week 14 Gender Liz Bondi, Gender Symbols and Urban Landscape
Week 15 Recap
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
In term exam 1 20 1,2,3,4
Assignments 2 40 1,2,3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture hours 2 15 30 Assignments 18 2 36
Home Study 3 15 45 In-term Exam Study 19 1 19
Final Exam Study 20 1 20
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 16/02/2021
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