Zahraa Zawawi
Nature of Work
Academic
Profession
مدير وحدة الحفاظ المعماري
Email Address
[email protected]
Office Phone
(+970) 9 2345113 Ext. 2501

Zahraa Zawawi

Nature of Work
Academic
Profession
مدير وحدة الحفاظ المعماري
Email Address
[email protected]
Office Phone
(+970) 9 2345113 Ext. 2501
URBAN DESGIN - 10606430
Course Title
URBAN DESGIN
Course Number
10606430
Instructor Name
Zahraa Zawawi
Contact Information
[email protected]
Semester(s) and academic year(s)
First Semester 2020
First Semester 2019
First Semester 2018
Compulsory / Elective
Compulsory
Course Description

Urban design is often viewed as a bridge practice situated between the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning.  It is a hybridized field, influenced as much by politics as it is from transportation planning, law, economics, policy and environmental and social justice.  As such, urban designers confront a wide range of variables that influence their work in many different settings and at many scales of practice.  Revitalization of downtowns, sprawl repair, corridor planning and the reuse of industrial districts all require different skill sets and methods of implementation.  

 

Course Objectives

This course introduces the students (Architects and planners) to the approaches, techniques and tools of urban design necessary to structure the spatial and dimensional relationships of the built environment. The morphology of the city and the relationship of built form to circulation networks and open space configurations will be the primary subject of the class. 

Intended learning Outcomes and Competences

Sense OF Place

urban way of thinking

urban context

Textbook and References
  • Bissell, William Cunningham. Urban design chaos, and colonial power in Zanzibar. Indiana University Press, pp. 108-148. 2011
  • Carmona, Matthew and Tiesdell, Steve (eds.), Urban design reader, Architectural Press, 2007
  • Jacob, Jane, The death and life of great American cities, Vintage books,1961
  • Krieger, Alex and S. Saunders, William (eds.), Urban design, University of Minnesota Press, 2009
  • Larice, Michael and Macdonald, Elizabeth , Urban design reader, Routledge, 2007
  • Lynch, Kevin, The image of the city, MIT press. 1960
  • Madanipour, Ali, Design of Urban space, an inquiry into socio-spatial process, John Willy and sons, 1996
  • Moughtin, Cliff and Peter Shirley, Urban design Green dimension. 2005
  • Norberg-Schultz, Christian, Genius Loci,
  • Punter, John, Design guidelines in American cities, Liverpool university press, 1999
  • Relph, E, Place and placelessness, Pion limited, 1972.
Assessment Criteria
Activity Percent (%)
PROEJCTS 40%
EXAMS 50%
PARTICAIPTION 10%