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Module Code: CDE407
Module Title: Place-making and Urban Design
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module provides students with a critical understanding of the roles of place-making and urban design in urban planning and regeneration, and enables them to develop the the various urban design skills and techniques needed to conceive and present a place-making project.
Learning outcomes 
A. Critically relate and interpret the key theories that support place-making and urban design practice

B. Present an advanced understanding and summarize the role of place-making in urban regeneration projects

C. Demonstrate an advanced ability to identify and assess place characteristics in different urban settings

D. Effectively combine urban design techniques to develop place making

E. Manage a comprehensive range of visual, oral, and written media and methods to explain design proposals effectively

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and group discussions, supplemented by homework reading and a practical project
Theme 1: Defining Place Making and Urban Design

location, space and place; non-places; public and private space; social construction of place; urban design principles.

Theme 2: Shared focuses

place and scale; place attachment and identities; assessment of place qualities; streets as places of urban life; urban design in existing urban fabric; neighbourhood identity and urban renewal.

Theme 3: Contested Realms

branding and iconic places; places and the tourist gaze; gated communities.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 11  8  33      98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Place Making Project 40.00
2 Urban Design Project 60.00

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