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ECTS Credits: 3
Level: D (Advanced)
Year 2, Period 2
Grading: A, B, C, D, E, F, Fx
Master, Urban Planning & Design
Lectures: 42h; Seminars: 24h
Course Coordinator 2008/2009
+46 8 790 8498 Associate Professor Reza Kazemian, PhD Architect (790 9240) firstname.lastname@example.org
Reza Kazemian (to the right)
This course will provide an insight into the basics in theory of science and research methodology.
The aim of the course is to provide an overview of theories and methods in urban design, and to discusss and practice architectural criticism. This course prepares for future PhD studies.
Having taken this course, students:
· Will have a notion of theories and methods in urban design.
· Will be able to analyze a specific research question and design a method to address the question.
· Will have developed skills to produce and discusss a scholarly text.
The course work will focus on critical analysis, and the production, of scientific texts and investigations. Current research methodologies, their relevans and applicability in the field of urban design, as well as the design process as such, are issues at stake. The course will link up with the courses Urban Theory and Concepts and Tools in Urban Analysis and create an oportunity to reflext upon the exercises in the course Applied Analysis in Urban Planning and Design. Different types of writing will be practiced; scholarly texts, criticism and texts addressing the general public.
All courses in the first year of the masterprogram Urban Planning and Design, or equivalent.
Urban Theory and Concepts and Tools in Urban Analysis.
Individual analytical text (3 c.) and a presentation addressing the general public (2 c.) PART I: 3c PART II: 2c
Required reading for PART II
Course Description PART I
Main course book:
Groat, Linda, & Wang, David. (2002). Architectural Research Methods. New York: John Wiley & Sons