PLAN4005W Placemaking Urban & Rural Des.

Academic Year 2024/2025

This course introduces basic concepts in place-making and urban design, including public space and public life observations, inclusive approaches to urban design and case studies in placemaking. The course provides fundamental knowledge on the interconnections between urban design (in its different forms), users and uses of public space. Students learn through lectures, invited speakers, group work, readings, direct observation, 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 placemaking approaches applied to transport settings through case studies of street experiments/play streets/open streets in China and internationally.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Intended learning outcomes:
1. To become familiar with common qualitative research methods used in public space and public life observation.
2. To recognise and categorise placemaking approaches to transit space projects.
3. To understand the challenges and critiques related to placemaking projects including specific case studies in transport settings.
4. To collaborate with others in the analysis of placemaking projects that engage different stakeholders and affect urban transitions.

Indicative Module Content:

This course introduces basic concepts in place-making and urban design, including public space and public life observations, inclusive approaches to urban design and case studies in placemaking. The course provides fundamental knowledge on the interconnections between urban design (in its different forms), users and uses of public space. Students learn through lectures, invited speakers, group work, readings, direct observation, 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 placemaking approaches applied to transport settings through case studies of street experiments/play streets/open streets in China and internationally.

The course will be structured around 40-minute PowerPoint lectures or tutorials followed by 40-minute in‐class studio work on assignments/fieldwork.
The course will be structured around two units:
1) Public life and mapping it;
2) Urban challenges, urban design and placemaking approaches.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

6

Studio

32

Specified Learning Activities

12

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
No
 
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.