The Urban Report is a substantial project involving research conducted over one semester. It will usually take the form of an illustrated report (between 5,000 and 10,000 words) on an approved subject of the student's choice. The aim of the unit is to allow students to deepen their understanding, and methodological approach in relation to an aspect of urbanism of the student's choice and with the approval of the program director. The subject may be of a practical bent (e.g. review or preparation of an urban design, or urban development project) or more theoretical (e.g. review of a conceptual viewpoint), or it may occupy the middle ground (e.g. exploration of a contemporary issue or review/testing of a method). If of a more practical nature, its theoretical underpinning should be explicit. If more theoretical, it should refer to its practical implications. The report is an opportunity to advance knowledge and skills in a particular area of urbanism and so develop a 'professional edge'. The aim of the report is to enhance abilities and knowledge essential to the practice of urbanism.
Introductory Seminar - 2 hours; Presentation of Draft Outline - 2-hour Seminar; Presentation of Final Content - 2-hour Seminar; 3 weekly 2-hour meetings with Supervision Group
Preliminary Report (5%); First Draft Report (20%); Final Presentation (5%); Report (70%)
Students must have completed 48 credit points of study in their graduate program.Prohibitions
ARCH9060 or PLAN9018 or PLAN9010 or PLAN9011