AD7608: Urban Futures


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AD7608: Urban Futures

Module Title Urban Futures
Module Code AD7608
Module Tutor David Buck
School School of Art and Design
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module enables students to draw upon a range of theoretical texts and in combination with creative propositions, create a future vision for the landscape of cities. This combination of philosophical and practical aspects of landscape architecture provides the opportunity to speculate on future direction for landscape.

Indicative Syllabus

The module is designed to develop intellectual and practical professional tools for landscape architects, and through project based studies search for new solutions to the increasing complexity of our urban landscapes, where the social, political and economic, as well as spatial pressures are most intense. This module speculates on the future of urban landscapes, examining the processes that underpin changes in the nature, materiality and experience of this growing area of landscape practice. It will provide students with advanced skills and introduce ways of interrogating current theories and practice.

Students will:

  1. Explore tools, principles and theories relevant to the future of urban landscapes.
  2. Develop analytical skills in relation to urban landscapes
  3. Propose a vision for an aspect of the future of urban landscape
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced ability to research, synthesize and propose
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop original ideas in relation to an existing body of knowledge
  • Produce an innovative proposition for a future urban landscape.
  • Demonstrate a professional quality of graphic and written documentation, craft skills, oral presentation and general communication skills.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: .
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: .
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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