Urbanism Atelier (SD)

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode GESD4
Vaknaam Urbanism Atelier (SD)
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Urbanism Atelier (SD)
Leerdoelen 1. I can analyse, interpret and evaluate places, spatial situations and different design solutions (Analysis of places and design problems)
2. I can develop creative design solutions, considering challenges, stakeholders and actors related to the establishment and design of the built environment/public open spaces (Problem Solving)
3. I can compile a socio-spatial analysis develop spatial design concepts and solutions for real-world planning problems (Develop Spatial Designs)
4. I can monitor the project p progress of my team through based on a self designed Project Management Plan (Team Work)
5. I can make a credible reasoning for the taken decisions and chosen design solutions based on a conducted analysis (Reasoning)
6. I can assess, review and evaluate the quality of possible design solutions for a specific situation (Evaluate Design and Design Solutions)
7. I can successfully communicate my own ideas presenting and participating in discussions
8. I can successfully communicate my own ideas through the use of visuals, schemes, conceptual and technical maps that can be understood by everyone without the support of spoken explanations
9. I have a better understanding of the interdisciplinary field of urbanism and planning
Omschrijving The Urbanism course is addressing a specific topic in the field of urbanism and urban planning: refurbishment and densification of cities and urban agglomerations. The students must develop an urbanism and design proposal for an actual question that is relevant, urgent and debated in different European contexts. The question of refurbishment and densification is highly relevant in planning practice, policy and research since it deals with the question of land consumption, mixed/fragmented use, urban density and is related to the conceptual debates of compact cities, smart growth and sustainable cities. The students have to develop design proposals for a planning and design problems/questions and therefore will be closely connected issues from planning practice and will gain experiences on how to deal with such problems and prepare themselves for planning practice. Students are now at the point to work independently on their assignment, working in design teams developing design proposals in the wider field of urbanism. Research by design and transdisciplinary research are guiding principles for the design studio. The topics and projects are real world (planning) problems suitable sites are chosen. The students will work in design teams and will be consulted in the design atelier. The design project will be accompanied by lectures, guest lectures and digital workshops. For example, depending on the existing critical mass, the students will have the possibility to use cad, illustrator and virtual reality).
Several feedback- and presentation settings will give the opportunity to train and exercise communication skills and to present and discuss the project in different development stages with representatives of public administration and colleagues from consulting agencies from architecture and planning practice. The final products of the course will be a set of deliverables with a special focus on visual communication and will include the production of posters, portfolio, infographics and a report

Knowledge and practical skills in Photoshop, sketch-up, GIS (or A-Cad) and the Adobe Suite (ie. obtained in the RO3 course) are required!
Uren per week 16
Onderwijsvorm Computer practicals, Independent study, Learning communities, Lectures, Practicals
Toetsvorm Active participation, Group assignments, Individual assignments, Oral presentation
(Active participation in design atelier)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator Dr. F. Bahrami
Docent(en) Dr. F. Bahrami , B.J. Kuper, MSc. , C.A. Miller, MSc. ,Dr. E. Puerari
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Soft city: building density for everyday life. Island Press (2019) D. Sim
Life Between Buildings (2011) J. Gehl 9781597268271 €  42,00
Entreevoorwaarden There are no entry requirements, but knowledge and good practical skills in GIS (or A-Cad) and the Adobe Suite are required.
Opmerkingen This course is only open for Spatial Planning and Design bachelor students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Basic programme BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 2 semester I b verplicht