Course contents *
SDUS is structured to deliver four coherent packages of knowledge and skill, each building on the last, to inculcate in urban planners/designers a robust, useable and updateable base for application in research and professional application. Each package has the following objective:
· beginnings: Orientation in general sustainability issues
· principles: Understanding of the systematic base of environmental sustainability.
· methods: Review of methods for sustainable urban design.
practice: Exploration of techniques for project development, based on emerging best-practice.
The teaching mode of SDUS is intended to stimulate original thought, critical commentary, systematic analysis and research, study collaboration, professional experience and creative project development
Intended learning outcomes *
Sustainable Design in the Urban Space (SDUS) is a module in four parts intended to give advanced students of urban planning and design a structured, practical perspective on environmental sustainability.
The four parts of the SDUS syllabus have two structuring features: an overarching organic structure and 'foundational 'elements, designed to provide a solid platform for technical and professional work in the urban planning and design field.
The structure moves cumulatively from general and unstructured notions in a discursive format, through abstract and conceptual principles, to concrete methods and real-world best practice.
Each package in the module is itself structured organically to gather together key themes under the heading and culminate in a 'foundation stone', as the main takeaway, which both summarises the preceding material and, more explicitly, proposes a platform (in terms of an agenda, or framework) for future work.