Navigate the urban terrain and foundations of cities, from historic grid plans to futuristic cybercities. Reveal the age, issues and historic legacies that shape urban landscapes today. Compare past and present urban planning and design.
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- 28 Aug 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critically analyse and evaluate modernist, post-modernist and contemporary theories around world cities using a range of methodologies
- propose urban interventions using principles and theories of urban design and evidence-based judgement
- develop research methodologies surrounding a site and apply to urban design principles and practice.
- Introduction to Cities
- The Grid
- Dispersed City
- City as a Museum
- Collage City
- Polarised City
- The City and Climate
- Transit Oriented Development
- Regent Park
Level 3 subjects normally assume an intermediate level of prior knowledge in this area. Ensure all Level 2 subjects have been completed.
- Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required. Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.
- Other requirements - Access to the Internet. Admission to degree may be required.
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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- Debate (30%)
- Presentation (25%)
- Essay (45%)
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