|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||K400|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Francesca Sartorio|
This module aims at introducing students to issues of urban design in global(ised) cities and at developing an understanding of how cities are the physical outcome of specific territorialised cultures as much as the result of disciplined design practices. Students will be introduced to culture and planning and to design via lectures and will proceed – over the course of two semesters – to produce a design for a neighbourhood addressing specifically the quality of the urban realm in a city in the world. The production of the design will entail competent and professional site analysis, the use of appropriate precedents, the exploration of alternative strategies and the crafting of an appropriate and ‘culturally fitting’ development scheme, or regeneration scheme of a spontaneous settlement.
Designing cities combines more traditional learning and teaching delivery modes with a typical studio format. It uses a mix of lectures, student-led seminars and studio sessions. Students will be given the possibility to attend training sessions on computer programme packages and basic skills in free hand sketching and in building physical models. This training should support their work on both Site planning, design and development and Designing cities. Students will work in parallel on surveying and designing their chosen site and on developing a deeper understanding of the effect of cultures on the physical and natural landscape.
There are three elements of assessment. Detailed guidance on each assignment will be provided via Learning Central
Presentation 1 - 20%
Boards - Site Analysis - 30%
Boards - Preferred strategy/final layout - 50%
Students are permitted to be reassessed (usually once) in a module which they have failed, in line with course regulations. The reassessment will usually take place during the summer.
Boards - Site Analysis
Boards - Preferred Strategy/final Layout
On the design/professional and applied side - Urban Design Principles: Learning from theories for cities from the 20th century; Learning from images of cities and buildings and the meanings we give to them; Learning from life in public spaces; Drawing and thinking; The functional approach to urban design; Political economy of urban design and global urban development trends. Precedents, masterplanning and phasing.
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Banerjee, T., (2009), U.S. Planning Expeditions to Postcolonial India: From Ideology to Innovation ...; American Planning Association. Journal of the American Planning Association; 75, 2; pg. 193-208
Banerjee, T., (2011), Response to “Commentary: Is Urban Design Still Urban Planning?”: Whither Urban Design? Inside or Outside Planning?; Journal of the Planning Education and Research. ; 2011
Banerjee, T. and A. Loukaitou-Sideris, (2011) Companion to Urban Design (Eds.) ; London: Routledge; (307.1216 COM)
Banerjee, T., "Urban Outcomes of Globalization: Theory, Research, and Practice" ; Journal of Urban History, 34(6): 1044-1054; 2008
Bentley, I. et al (1985) Responsive Environments: A manual for designers, Oxford, Butterworth Architecture (711.4R main and short loan)
Biddulph, M. J. (2006) Introduction to Residential Layout, Oxford: Architectural Press (711.58 B)
Biddulph, M. J. (2001) Home Zones: A planning and design handbook, Bristol, Policy Press (711.58094B)CAB
E (2004) Creating Successful Neighbourhoods: Lessons and actions for housing market renewal, London, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110118095356/http:/www. cabe.org.uk/publications/creating-successful-neighbourhoods) (363.50942G)
CABE (2005) Better Neighbourhoods: Making high densities work, London, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) (http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110118095356/http:/www.cabe.org.uk/ publications/better-neighbourhoods) (363.50942G)
Cuthbert, S (2003) Designing Cities: Critical readings in urban design, Oxford, Blackwell (307.1216 D)
DfT, DCLG, CABE (2007) Manual for Streets, www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/sustainable/manforstreets/
DfT, DCLG, CIHT (2007) Manual for Streets 2: Wider Application of the Principles,( 711.74 MAN)
Knieling, J. und Othengrafen, F. (2009): Planning Cultures in Europe. Decoding Cultural Phenomena in Urban and Regional Planning, Farnham, Ashgate (307.1216 PLA)
Larice, M. and MacDonald, E. (2006) The Urban Design Reader, Urban Reader Series, London, Routledge (307.1216U)
Llewelyn-Davies (2000), The Urban Design Compendium, London, English Partnerships/Housing Corporation (711.4L)
Lynch, K. (1960) Image of the City, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press (Architecture 711.4 L)
Lynch, K. and Hack, G. (3rd Ed) (1984) Site Planning, London, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Press (711.6L).
Pizarro, R.E., Wei L., Banerjee, T. (2003), Agencies of Globalization and Third World Urban Form: A Review, Journal of Planning Literature, vol 18, n 2, pg 111-130
Punter, J.V. and Carmona, M.C. (1997) The Design Dimension of Planning: Theory, content and best practice for design policies, London, E and FN Spon (711.10942P short loan)
Sanyal, B. (Ed.), (2005), Comparative planning cultures. New York: Routledge (307.12 C)