Course Title Theories of Urban Design
Course ID ARCH 6401
Course Program Postgraduate, PhD, M.Arch,
Course Type Optional Theory
Credits Hours 5 Hrs/WK
Course Offered No
Description Growth of human settlements and urban centres, generative and parasitic nature of urban growth, factors influencing growth. Definition, scope and relationship with architecture and planning. Dominant trends in Urban Design: Utopian, Monumentalist, Environmentalist, Modernist, Perceptionist, etc. Normative and Organic theories of urban form and design. Steps of Urban Design processes, approaches toward the problems and levels of analysis. Analysis of urban physical pattern. Physical and non-physical functioning of areas, community action and conflict management.