Topics (Select One)
1. Analyse and critique the history of planning/urban design in a particular historical city of you choice in terms of ideas/theories/principles/lessons that are transferable to contemporary cities.
2. Prepare an in-depth critique of three significant planning/urban design events in the life of a particular historical city of your choice.
3. Compare and discuss a specific urban design element across several historical cities (at least three) such as parks, movement systems, public spaces, neighbourhood, ethnic districts and urban morphology.
The submission must directly address the questions being posed and should be of between 1500 and 2000 words, excluding illustrations, references and bibliography. Accompanying graphic material / illustrations are expected.
Reference style is Chicago 16A with footnotes (no endnotes), inclusion of the sources used in your text (no general bibliography) and images/ figures to be referenced in the caption.
Note: This assignment is inspired by and partly derived from the ‘History of Urban Planning and Design’ course at University of California, Berkeley.
This assignment aims to provide grounding in urban design knowledge from an historical perspective. It concerns cities that were founded by the 15th century at the latest. It should be written under the form of an essay.
references: should read at least the kostof text + 5 articles, on top of that should have at least 3 of our own rwfwrences. so all together 10 references