Skip main navigation

New offer! Get 30% off one whole year of Unlimited learning. Subscribe for just £249.99 £174.99. New subscribers only T&Cs apply

Find out more

Meet the Lead Educator

Here the lead educator present him self
Hi, my name is David Chapman and I’m a teacher at Lulea University of Technology. I’m going to be your teacher for this course by background. I’m a trained architect and town planner, and I’ve had the privilege of working on projects both in Europe and America at the building and the urban scale. My focus and passion is designing places that are successful in terms of attracting people, investment and making areas of cities, towns or even rural areas that people want to be in.
Today, I’m an active researcher focusing on how we can look at climatic conditions to improve our experience of the built environment and how we can understand climate change and how this is affecting our uses of the city, I’m passionate about the idea of successful places. And through this course, I’m looking forward to exploring with you how we can use our understanding of climate and design to actually come forward with new strategies for change for both people who live in a place or coming in to visit as a tourist.

Dr David Chapman

I am an architect and town planner with over 20 years of experience of working at the interface between society, practice and academia. I teach Architecture and Town Planning at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden. To date, I have authored a range of scentific articles and books on ‘Urban Design including; Qualityreviewer, Appraising the design quality of development proposals’ and ‘From Design Policy to Design Quality’.

This article is from the free online

Placemaking and Public Space Design: Unlocking Tourist Destinations

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now