Postgraduate Course: Urban Project A (ARCH11223)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Urban Project A serves as a preparation for the course Urban Project B and the latter's focus on developing urban analysis and a proposal for an urban project. In Urban Project A, the student is introduced to specialized urban theory developed in disciplines such as geography, sociology, political science and urbanism, and studies their application within the city.
Aims of the Course
To give students an understanding of the broadness and complexity of themes, issues, processes, and actors within local urban settings, in which forms of urban strategic change (i.e. strategic, development, regeneration etc.) take place.
To enable students to draw from the teaching, team working, and course tasks,
An ability to evaluate multi-faceted issues within an urban location, and with the application of gained theoretical knowledge and analytical practices, suggest practical strategies, in which to affect local engagement and forms of urban transformation.
Timetable (example, details tbc):
Week 1: Introduction, readings, discussion.
Week 2: seminar, lecture.
Week 3: seminar.
Week 4: seminar.
Week 5: lecture, seminar.
Week 6: Study trip (excursion) /Innovative learning week
Week 7.Assignment A: review & conclusions.
No attendance required for rest of semester after submission of Assignment for Assessment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Critical knowledge and understanding
- Assessed in Assignment A: Project Analysis Review
Understanding of concepts and theories
- Assessed in; interim presentation and Assignment A: Project Analysis Review
Communication of knowledge
- Assessed in Assignment A: Project Analysis Review
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critical knowledge and understanding
The development of a critical knowledge and understanding of theories themes and practice in the are of urban interventions over a series of disciplinary practices.
- Understanding of concepts and theories
The ability to critically reflect on practices and processes as engaged with in the course of developing and undertaking the urban strategies identified for the location and context engaged with over the course of the project.
- Communication of knowledge
The presentation and discussion of work undertaken, within the urban thematic framework used during the semester at both group and individual level, using a number of methods and devices.
|Reyner Banham, Paul Barker, Peter Hall & Cedric Price, ¿Non-Plan: An Experiment in Freedom¿, in: New Society, Vol. 13, No. 338, 20 March 1969, p. 435-443.|
Neil Brenner, Peter Marcuse, Margit Mayer (eds), Cities for People, Not for Profit: Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City (London: Routledge, 2011).
Peter Hall, Cities in Civilization (London: W&S, 1998).
David Harvey, ¿Notes Towards a Theory of Uneven Geographical Development¿, Spaces of Global Capitalism: Towards a Theory of Uneven Geographical Development(London; New York: Verso, 2006).
David Harvey, Justice, Nature and the Geography of Difference (Oxford; Blackwell, 1996).
Henri Lefebvre, The Critique of Everyday Life, Vol. III: From Modernity to Modernism (Towards a Metaphilosophy of Daily Life) (London; New York: 2005).
Peter Marcuse, ¿Do Cities Have a Future?¿, in The Imperiled Economy: Through the Safety Net, New York: Union of Radical Political Economists, 1988, pp. 189-200..
Margit Mayer, ¿Contesting the Neoliberalization of Urban Governance¿, in Helga Leitner, Jamie Peck, and Eric S. Sheppard [eds.], Contesting Neoliberalism (New York; London: Guilford Press, 2006).
Lewis Mumford, The City in History, New York; London: A Harvest Book, 1989.
Lloyd Rodwin, The British New Towns Policy: Problems and Implications, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1956.
Neil Smith, Uneven Development: Nature, Capital, and the Production of Space (Oxford; Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1991).
Manfredo Tafuri, ¿Towards a Critique of Architectural Ideology¿, in: K. Michael Hays (ed.), Architecture Theory since 1968, Cambridge, MA; London: MIT Press, 2000.
Michael Young & Peter Willmott, Family and Kinship in East London, London; New York: Penguin, 2007
Sandercock, L, Making the Invisible Visible: A multicultural Planning History, University of California Press, California, 1998
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Urban analysis, team work, formulating and communicating a theoretical argument.
|Keywords||Urban Design, Urbanism
|Course organiser||Dr Tahl Kaminer
Tel: (0131 6)50 2319
|Course secretary||Miss Susan Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
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