Urban Design and Conservation

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This course explores the principles and processes of urban design in a range of contexts in the UK and elsewhere. It will enable participants to understand the ways in which the application of urban design principles can help support sustainable urban living through master planning and other design processes.

Participants will have the opportunity to review the design quality of recent relevant projects and consider the role of design codes and place shaping guidance within the broader planning system.

It will draw on a range of case studies including large urban extensions and smaller interventions within existing towns including Hatfield and Letchworth.

The course will also focus on the related area of urban conservation that is currently undergoing significant changes, with implications for up to date planning approaches.

The emphasis will be on acquiring a good understanding of conservation approaches and the relationship between the historic city and the planning system. Both urban design and conservation aspects of the course will explain the contribution that planning can make to designing and conserving the built and natural environment, and in particular recognise the implications of climate change for design and conservation.

This very 'hands on' course will comprise a mix of lectures, master classes, workshops exercises and site visits

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Entry requirements...

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
12/03/202014/03/2020Thur to Sat 9-5£360Apply online