This unit of study reviews the challenges involved in planning the contemporary urban environment. It covers a range of perspectives, including urban planning, urban design and heritage. Students will examine the evolution of towns and cities from the first settlements to the modern metropolis, and explore the cultural, economic, political and digital drivers that shape the urban environment. It asks, 'why did cities evolve?', 'what purpose do cities serve?', 'who is the city for?', and 'how are decisions made about cities?' The contemporary urban environment is explored as a dynamic and continually evolving 'living city' that is co-created by architects, planners, urban designers and other public and private stakeholders. On the successful completion of this unit of study, students will have demonstrated an understanding of the importance of planning in shaping our towns and cities through time. They will have a basic knowledge of the key ideas that are needed for formulating planning and urban design proposals.
Lecture 2 hrs/wk (Weeks 1-6), 1 hr/wk (Weeks 7-13); tutorial 1 hr/wk (Weeks 1-6), 2 hrs/wk (Weeks 7-13)
Assessment 1 (30%); Assessment 2 (30%); Assessment 3 (40%)
Course material, announcements and assessment submission will be available at https://elearning.sydney.edu.au/ Angel, S. (2012). The Planet of Cities, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Lynch, K. (1960). Image of the City. Cambridge Massachusetts, MIT Press The City Reader, (2011), 5th Edition (The Routledge Urban Reader Series) Paperback by Richard T. LeGates (Editor) and Frederic Stout (Editor) Kostov, S. (1991). The City Shaped. Bulfinch Press, Thames and Hudson Readings listed as chapter excerpts and articles will be available electronically through the library.
DECO1006 and DECO1012 and BDES1011 and AWSS1001