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Postgraduate Course: Sustainable Design and Development (ARHW11036)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryTo develop a critical understanding of the complexity of urban and housing design and development, including the importance of people and process.
To develop detailed professional knowledge about urban design principles and practice, including sustainability issues.
Develop a critical understanding of the development process, stages in the process and the roles of the key actors including the client.
To apply detailed knowledge of planning policy, law, design and implementation to the quantitative and qualitative assessment of the impacts (social, economic, environmental) a major development project which includes a housing element.
To develop professional skills in assessing and evaluating the impact of major developments, weighing social, economic and environmental (including design) considerations, synthesising and communicating planning arguments.
To be able to evaluate the financial implications of development and the factors influencing the development decision.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 147 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Project
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
The learner will:

develop in-depth knowledge about urban design, housing development and sustainability principles and practice
develop advanced understanding of urban design and site planning principles;
develop knowledge and critical understanding of sustainable design issues
develop awareness of the complexity of different needs within the community and team working
be able to critically and creatively evaluate the quality of design proposals including housing design
understand the roles of planning and housing professionals, clients and users
understand the complex relationship between market processes, built form and development patterns;

Scholarship, Enquiry and Research (Research-Informed Learning)

The learner will:

Relate principles from academic and professional literature to the practice of design and development
carry out market and needs analysis in relation to a particular site
demonstrate effective research and appraisal skills, evident in data collection, investigation, quantitative and qualitative analysis, weighing evidence and reaching sound conclusions.
understand housing and urban design within the planning and development context.

Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Nwola Uduku
Tel: 0131 651 5786
Email: o.uduku@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Susan Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5743
Email: Susan.Mitchell@ed.ac.uk
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