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Module Code: CDE002
Module Title: Introduction to Urban Planning and Design
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to provide students with a basic understanding of what a city is and how urban planners and designers understand and influence cities
Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate a basic understanding of concepts and theories relevant to urban planning and design

B. Be familiar with the basics of the practice of urban planning and design

C. Demonstrate basic skills for analyzing urban environments, including observation and sketching

D. Demonstrate basic visual communication skills including sketching, hand-drawing, and mapping
Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures provide a general outline of the theories and practice of urban planning and design while practical sessions give students hands-on training in skills and connect theory with practice.

Some sessions on this module are delivered by Language Centre tutors with the aim of assisting students with language/study skills requirements for the module. Students are also provided with online language/study support to help them engage with the module content.
The lectures cover two main themes:

1. Basic concepts and theories relevant to urban planning and design, for example defining cities, urban life, city form and different approaches to understanding the purpose of cities.

2. The basics of the practice of urban design and planning, including what urban planning and urban design are, and key approaches.

The weekly practicals cover: sketching, observation, mapping, hand-drawing (including plan, cross-section, axonometric view, and perspective), brainstorming, SWOT analysis and graphic presentation

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13       26    111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Take Home Open Book Assignment 20.00
2 Report 80.00

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