Postgraduate Course: Urban Conservation (ARCH11196)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Concepts and methodology for integrated urban conservation. International charters, legislation, economic frameworks and ethical principles for urban conservation.
1. To consider the historic built environment as a totality rather than an agglomeration of specific buildings
2. To analyse the impact of the general built environment on historic buildings and sites
3. To place architectural conservation within wider social and political concerns
Urban Conservation in Europe
Urban Conservation Principles
Methodology I, Site Analysis
Methodology II, Typology + Particularity
Problems and Opportunities
International Charters for Historic Settlements
Management and Finance: simulation exercise
Project-specific lectures and seminars
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Fieldwork Hours 16,
External Visit Hours 22,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 12,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Fully illustrated, analytical group report on a given area's history, development, character, problems and opportunities, with recommendations for its conservation (12,000 words) - 100%
Learning Outcomes Assessed.
1. Appreciate the multi-layered nature of the environment - 20%
2. Characterise an area with reference to its historical development, physical fabric, economic context and function as a community - 20%
3. Have a critical understanding of the complex interaction of factors in urban conservation - 20%
4. Appreciate the strength of the social and economic component in managing urban conservation - 20%
5. Display organisational, verbal and presentational skills specific to the subject - 20%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Appreciate the multi-layered nature of the environment.
- Characterise an area with reference to its historical development, physical fabric, economic context and function as a community.
- Have a critical understanding of the complex interaction of factors in urban conservation.
- Appreciate the strength of the social and economic component in managing urban conservation.
- Display organisational, verbal and presentational skills specific to the subject.
|G.J. Ashworth. Heritage Planning: Conservation as the Management of Urban Change. Groningen: Geo Press, 1991|
P.J. Larkham. Conservation and the City. London: Routledge, 1996
Philippe Panerai. Urban Forms: the Death and Life of the Urban Block. London Architectural Press, 2004
R. Pickard (ed). Management of Historic Centres. London/New York: Spon, 2001
Gerrit Schwalbach. Urban Analysis. Basel, Boston, Berlin: Birkhause, 2009
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Interdisciplinary team-work skills, organisational and presentation skills.
||The course has several site-visits and the project normally involves a week-long fieldtrip.
|Keywords||urban conservation conservation area historic cities
|Course organiser||Mrs Ruxandra-Iulia Stoica
Tel: (0131 6)51 5746
|Course secretary||Miss Jennifer Watson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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