URBDES 702 : Urban Design Theory and Practice
Creative Arts and Industries
2022 Semester One (1223) (15 POINTS)
The language of urban design, urban analysis, urban history, contemporary theory, international and local practice, allied disciplines, cities in the developing world and pacific urbanism
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Apply a critical understanding of urban design theories and principles to analysis and design of the built environment (Capability 1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)
- Understand and describe theories that inform urban place and space design (Capability 1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)
- Be able to select appropriate tools for the analysis of the built environment (Capability 1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.2 and 6.3)
- Articulate and communicate complex urban design issues and proposals in oral, drawn and written forms in a professional context (Capability 1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3)
|Seminar presentation||20%||Individual Coursework|
|Final Exam||70%||Individual Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
Teaching & Learning Methods
This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in. For this course, you can expect 33 hours of lectures, 117 hours of tutorials including reading and thinking about the content and working on assignments and/or test preparation
Attendance is 33 hours at scheduled activities including lectures to complete components of the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings.
The course will not include live online events including group discussions/tutorials.
Attendance on campus is required for the seminar
The activities for the course are scheduled as a standard weekly timetable.
All course readings are available via Reading Lists on Canvas, or as set out above for each session; • University of Auckland Student Learning Support Student Learning Services • Creative Arts Industries Student Support Student Support
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Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.