Jun 04, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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ARCH 468/4532 - Urban Design and Landscape Architecture (4 cr.)


This course is intended to teach students the basics of urban design and landscape architecture using a set of lectures and a design project. In the first part, ethnographic fieldwork, designing for inclusive communities and placemaking approaches are discussed through the analysis of visual elements, urban form, grain, texture, and social fabric of existing lively streets. Students apply tactical urbanism and urban acupuncture as strategies for surgical intervention and urban development. In the second part, students learn to design a sustainable masterplan for an urban design problem in the city tackling: urban informality, heritage site, or new desert development by engaging with community issues, economic forces, and environmental factors. Urban design solutions are generated through experimentation, contextual physical models and graphic representation. Students work in teams and present their ideas and design schemes collectively.

One-hour class period and three-hour studio period.
When Offered
Offered in fall and spring.

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