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Urban design research

Dr David Chapman presents an overview of important research agendas for Urban Design and Placemaking.
In urban design, the adoption of sustainable development is an overarching policy that has seen a focus on urban forms that have a reduced impact on the environment. In many cases, such as within the compact city policy, these urban forms have focused on making places attractive; physically, economically and socially. In these locations, development objectives often focus on creating high density urban development, viable public transport systems, reducing the need for travel by car and accessible local centers and facilities. Since the start of the 21st century, compact communities have been a mainstream part of urban planning in Europe. In Week one of the course, you will learn about good design in the context of the urban planning system, heritage and sustainable development.
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Placemaking and Public Space Design: Unlocking Place Potential

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