PLAN4003W Case Studies in Development

Academic Year 2024/2025

The course will explore case studies of urban development which strategically integrate public transportation, pedestrian and bicycle planning at a regional scale, city scale and neighborhood scale. Topics include transit-oriented development, walkable and cyclable cities and neighbourhoods. Examples will include case studies in high density Asian cities. This module explores the property development and investment processes and relates these issues to urban design and neighborhood form. Students learn through lectures, invited speakers, group work, readings, real-time data collection, creation of analytical drawings and case studies presentation. The course is structured in thematic classes that combine one lecture-based session and a tutorial session for group work and/or field trips.

The assignment will require students to familiarise themselves with local and international case studies representing different degrees of pedestrian-cycling friendly neighborhoods.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. To become familiar with basic concepts of transit-oriented development and walkable and cyclable neighbourhoods.
2. To recognise and categorise local and international case studies representing transit oriented and pedestrian-cycling friendly neighbourhoods.
3. To collaborate with others in the analysis of street intersections locally and internationally and their connection to urban sustainability.
4. To understand the urban design characteristics of street intersections connected to urban designs that either facilitate or hinder walking and bicycling, using open data of street level activities.

Indicative Module Content:

The course will explore case studies of urban development which strategically integrate public transportation, pedestrian and bicycle planning at a regional scale, city scale and neighborhood scale. Topics include transit-oriented development, walkable and cyclable cities and neighbourhoods. Examples will include case studies in high density Asian cities. This module explores the property development and investment processes and relates these issues to urban design and neighborhood form. Students learn through lectures, invited speakers, group work, readings, real-time data collection, creation of analytical drawings and case studies presentation. The course is structured in thematic classes that combine one lecture-based session and a tutorial session for group work and/or field trips.

The assignment will require students to familiarise themselves with local and international case studies representing different degrees of pedestrian-cycling friendly neighborhoods

The course will be structured around 40-minute PowerPoint lectures or tutorials followed by 40-minute in‐class studio work and tutorials on assignments/fieldwork.
The course will be structured around two units:
1) Mapping street intersections.
2) Concepts of transit-oriented development and walkable neighbourhoods

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

8

Tutorial

10

Studio

32

Autonomous Student Learning

50

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students learn through:
lectures,
invited speakers,
group work,
readings,
direct observation,
creation of analytical drawings
case studies presentation
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered

Not yet recorded.


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.