Spatial Design Standards and Cond (SD)

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode GESD2
Vaknaam Spatial Design Standards and Cond (SD)
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Spatial Design Standards and Conditions (SD)
Leerdoelen 1. independently analyze the spatial conditions (morphological, social, legal, etc.) by recognizing specificities, challenges and opportunities of a given area of analysis.
2. independently compose and promote a multi-sectorial approach that do not propose perfect formulas, but interpret the possibilities of action. Possible approaches include the plural dimensions of complex cities (i.e., physical, social, environmental dimensions).
3. demonstrate team-work and professional skills within challenging settings (see the grading criteria).
4. individually and in groups find, use and illustrate relevant information and resources from different fields of study (i.e. architecture, sociology, transport planning, urban design and project management) useful to sustain their own analysis, suggestions, guidelines and choices.
5. examine and evaluate with specialist language the strengths and opportunities of different choices throughout a design process (in general and in their own), while recognizing the relation between intentional design and emergence in complex cities.
6. describe the role of different urban actors for the development of design guidelines that steer towards desirable outcomes, as well as for the implementation of the overall planning process.
7. individually and in groups successfully communicate their own ideas through discussions and presentations, but also through the use of visuals, schemes, conceptual and technical maps that can be understood by everyone without the support of any spoken explanation.
Omschrijving There are no perfect formulas to design the city, but the need to manage large margins of uncertainty. Designing transformations is an interplay between different disciplines, domains and knowledge, between visions, enabling and constraining conditions. Hence, spatial planning and urban design require more than visions alone. In order to translate those dreams to feasible actions as future spatial planners, students will learn to deal with the main conditions that influence the development of cities at the local level (e.g. social, cultural, legal, morphological, environmental conditions) including relevant technical and procedural aspects for the creation of effective design guidelines. Therefore, the scopes of this course are the following: (1) to explore the role that urban design plays in shaping the development of complex urban environments; (2) to understand the complexity and variety of conditions which influence urban transformations.
Uren per week 12
Onderwijsvorm Lectures, Practicals
(+ Atelier)
Toetsvorm Active participation, Examination with open questions, Group assignments
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. E. Puerari
Docent(en) dr. E. Puerari ,dr. ir. T. van Dijk
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
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Entreevoorwaarden There are no entry requirements, but knowledge and good practical skills in photoshop, sketch-up, GIS (and or A-Cad) and the Adobe Suite (i.e. Obtained in the RO3 course) are required. They should proof sufficient verbal, written and oral communication abilities in English, as determined by the program regulations/examination committee.
Opmerkingen Knowledge and good practical skills in photoshop, sketch-up, GIS (and or A-Cad) and the Adobe Suite (i.e. Obtained in the RO3 course) are required.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Human Geography & Planning  (Optional courses Human Geography & Planning) 3 semester II b keuze
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Basic programme BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 1 semester II b verplicht