COURSE SYLLABUS

Digital Urban Planning & Design 7.5 Credits

Datorbaserad stadsplanering & byggnadsdesign
Second cycle, F7015B
Version
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2017 Sp 1 - Autumn 2018 Sp 2
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Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 10 Feb 2015

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 10 Feb 2017

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject
Architecture
Subject group (SCB)
Architecture

Entry requirements

Courses in basic computer design, for example: W0007B CAD & VR, F0002B Urban Design or F0012B Building Design.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 20-285 credits



Course Aim

The aim of this course is to introduce students to a variety of advanced digital technologies for urban planning and building design. Students will learn software and related research methodologies to be used both in analysis and design phases. The purpose is to improve student skills towards an evidenced based planning and design supported by computer-aided analyses analysis through learning-by-doing process.

 Knowledge about

·         Geographical Information Systems (GIS), systems engineering and its applications in urban planning;

·         Space syntax analysis and its applications in urban planning;

·         Technology for climate simulation and their applications to improve the outdoor comfort in urban and adjacent to buildings.

Understanding of

·         Appropriateness of various digital tools, the possibilities and limitations of the various planning and design work

 Skill and ability to

·         Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS), systems engineering and its applications in urban planning

·         Use digital software space syntax analysis and its applications in urban planning

·         Use digital technology for climate simulation and their applications to improve the outdoor comfort in urban and adjacent to buildings


Contents

Students will work in groups or individually on the following:

·         Geographic information systems for spatial planning activities: eg. ArcView / ArcGIS.

·         Digital Applications for Space Syntax Analysis: eg. Depth map and SPOT

·         Micro climate assessment through simulation software: eg. Autodesk CFD and Vasari.

·         Software for building design


Realization

Lectures and digital design exercises. All exercises and 80% attendance of the lectures are mandatory.


Examination
Assignments

Examiner
Agatino Rizzo

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
• GORR, W. (2008) GIS Tutorial: Workbook for ArcView 9, ESRI Press.
• Ekelund, B. & Koch, D. (2012) Space syntax: ett analysverktyg för planering och utvärdering av byggd miljö.
• Elwood, S. A. (2002). GIS use in community planning: a multidimensional analysis of empowerment. Environment and Planning A, 34(5), 905-922.
• Turner, A. (2004) Depthmap 4, a researchers handbook
• Pinelo, J. & Turner, A. (2010) Introduction to UCL Depthmap 10.
• Svensson, M. K., Thorsson, S., & Lindqvist, S. (2003). A geographical information system model for creating bioclimatic maps–examples from a high, mid-latitude city. International Journal of Biometeorology, 47(2), 102-112.
• Yin, L. (2010). Integrating 3D visualization and GIS in planning education.Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 34(3), 419-438.
• Westerberg, U., & Glaumann, M. (1991). Design criteria for solar access and wind shelter in the outdoor environment. Energy and Buildings, 15(3), 425-431.
• Westerberg, U. (2009). The Significance of Climate for the Use of Urban Outdoor Spaces: Some Results from Case Studies in Two Nordic Cities. International Journal of Architectural Research, 131.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

Items/credits
NumberTypeCreditsGrade
0001Assignments7.5G U 3 4 5