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Module Code: CDE208
Module Title: Spatial design and the built environment II
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module aims to further explore contemporary urban design principles that have been widely used to create, protect, or improve the quality of ‘place’ in a given urban context. Specific objectives of this module are to let students have:

• A better understanding of the nature and preoccupations of urban design;

• A theoretical and practical knowledge of design principles regarding urban environments;

• A better understanding of the methods commonly used by urban designers;

• The ability to critically evaluate the ‘quality’ of urban design;

• The opportunity to acquire analytical and critical urban design and presentational skills.
Learning outcomes 
A. use basic tools and techniques commonly used in urban design studies;

B. understand the particular characteristics and qualities of urban public spaces;

C. identify the organizational and operational principles associated with urban design procedures;

D. judge what constitutes successful urban design and its characteristics;

E. explain responsive environments and its relationship to urban design

Method of teaching and learning 
The module consists of a series of weekly 1-hour lectures followed by tutorials. The lectures present some essential concepts of planning and urban design, methodological approaches, and exemplary precedents. The tutorials are intended to provide guidance on assignments, as well as to develop students’ learning and communication skills. Students work individually. Students will choose to work on sites locally or on a site visited 'virtually' in Suzhou.

The module addresses the following themes through the combination of lectures with tutorials and seminars:

1. Appreciating the Context

2. Creating the Urban Structure

3. Making the Connections

4. Detailing the Place

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 7    52      91  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Design Portfolio 40.00
2 Poster 60.00

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