EV5602 - Urban Design Studio
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This studio examines the scope, complexities and responsibilities of urban design.
It provides a broad overview of the social, economic, environmental and regulatory
factors shaping urban form, and goes on to develop a conceptual framework for effecting
good urban design. The main theories, principles, concepts and methods that have influenced
urban design practice from the late nineteenth century to the present are reviewed,
with a view to examining their continuing validity. The studio's emphasis is on creating
a socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and commercially feasible urban
environment with reference to current urban design priorities such as urban consolidation
and ecologically sustainable development. The subject is organised as studio sessions
that are augmented with lectures/seminars devoted to current urban design practice.
- enhance the student's professional skills through developing an understanding of the
social, economic, physical, historical, political, and legal processes which influence
the form and structure of urban areas;
- expand the student's presentation skills by developing illustrative, writing and verbal
skills appropriate to urban design.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest