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Module Code: BNV402
Module Title: Urban Design Inquiry (Studio)
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
The studio Urban Design Inquiry explores the role of urban design as an interdisciplinary conceptual and operative tool to address spatially complex emerging issues in urban development and regeneration projects. With a focus on contemporary urban(ising) China, these issues may entail environmental, social or economic questions.

The module aims to enable students to develop the various urban design skills and techniques required to deal with complex situations, including: objective and interpretive analysis, problem formulation, research, project definition, speculation and scenario building, development process, and strategy development and design of visions. Spatial analysis, hand-drawing and sketching as modes of design thinking will be taught within the studio.
Learning outcomes 
A Interpret and integrate key theories that support the conceptual and operative role of urban design and apply them to an urban (re)development project.

B Demonstrate an ability to identify research resources to set and explore a relevant research question critically, and in relation to an urban design project.

C Effectively combine urban design techniques to explore complex situations: objective and interpretive analysis, problem formulation, project definition, speculation and scenario building, design of visions and development strategy.

D Manage a comprehensive range of visual, oral, and written media and methods to test, analyse, critically appraise and explain design proposals effectively.

Method of teaching and learning 
Individual and group design tutorials, design critiques, individual and group work, self-study, site visits if applicable
Topics include:

Objective and interpretive analysis,

Problem formulation,

Project definition,

Speculation and scenario building,

Strategy development and

Design of visions
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   13  78      209  300 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Poster Presentation 35.00
2 Poster Presentation And Essay 65.00

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