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Postgraduate Course: Urban Strategies and Design Case Studies (ARHW11034)

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
SummaryThis course uses the city of Edinburgh to examine a range of themes relevant to urban design practice through the study of medium and large scale urban developments. The themes that will be explored through these case studies include:
- strategic planning & urban design;
- green space & open space;
- transport;
- planning law;
- urban design policy & guidance;
- public involvement;
- strategies for specific urban fabrics such as waterfronts, urban edge, etc.

The cases from Edinburgh will be visited and site visits will be supported by presentations given by representative from stakeholders such as designers, developers, local authority or local community. These cases will be the subject of field studies and report by the students. These are complemented by presentations and student reading on international cases studies from elsewhere that SBE has expertise in through its involvement in Interreg projects etc.

Course description Aims
- To familiarize students with recent medium and large scale urban design projects in different geographic contexts.
- To evaluate the process and product from the perspective of the designer, developer, statutory authority and local community.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, 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) Coursework (Presentation and Report)
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understanding, Knowledge and Cognitive Skills - You will develop knowledge of the range of issues involved in medium and large scale urban developments
  2. Understanding of how these issues affect the process of design and development in different cultural, social and economic contexts
  3. Scholarship, Enquiry and Research (Research-Informed Learning) - You will develop the ability to search for and analyse information relevant to the issues involved in medium and large scale urban developments
  4. The ability to synthesise from the wide range of information sources typically used in case study-based research
  5. Sensitivity to the importance of developing an understanding of context when conducting case study-based research
Reading List
Additional Information
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Course organiserDr Nwola Uduku
Tel: 0131 651 5786
Course secretaryMrs Lyndsay Hagon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735
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