Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Cities
    • The Grid
    • Dispersed City
    • City as a Museum
    • Collage City
    • Polarized City
    • The City and Climate
    • CyberCities
    • Urbanscaping
    • Case Study: Regent Park
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. critically analyse and evaluate modernist, post-modernist and contemporary theories around world cities using a range of methodologies
  2. propose urban interventions using principles and theories of urban design and evidence-based judgement
  3. develop research methodologies surrounding a site and apply to urban design principles and practice.
  • Assignment 1 - Debate (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Presentation (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Essay (45%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.

This subject is an examination of cities and townscapes in their chronological and historical contexts. It explores modernist, post-modernist and contemporary theories related to urbanism and the city through topical urban issues.

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