This course provides a theoretical and method oriented complement to the course ASBN02 Sustainable Urban Recycling. The aim of this course is to develop the students’ knowledge of the theoretical premises for sustainable urban design. The theoretical focus is on various subjects related to sustainable urban improvement, such as: urban analysis to identify quality problems and community-building opportunities; public transportation in urban areas; attractiveness and urban form, urban densities and social segregation; urban form and walkability, and public health. Tuition is mainly in the form of lectures, seminars and workshops. The work is carried out and presented in the form of assignments closely related to the design task in course ASBN02 Sustainable Urban Recycling.
The aim of the course is to expand the students’ frames of reference and stimulate critical reflection around current international trends involving urban processes of sustainable transformation. The course also sets out to support students’ learning and improve their ability to analyze urban space and structures with regard to sustainability aspects. This is primarily accomplished through qualified analyses of urban space and structures with the aid of recognized tools for theoretical analysis.
This course is obligatory for those participating in ASBN02 Sustainable Urban Recycling.
Studio Leader: Louise Lövenstierne
Course Examiner: Peter Siöström