PENS-219 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Cogato Lanza Elena, Villaret Marine Françoise Jeannine, Worreth Killian Flavien, Viganò Paola, Peter Hannes Markus, Nguyen Sylvie Tram

Language: English

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.


Summary

Hidden Rivers aims at fulfilling the need for an interdisciplinary understanding of the problematics around urban streams, through ecological, hydrological and spatial issues for urban rivers located in Lausanne; with the goal of generating new methods of conceiving the space of metropolitan rivers.

Content

Keywords

urban river; water system; interdisciplinary; water infrastructure; cultural landscape; ecosystem; hydrological issues; Lausanne; river revitalisation project; urbanistic practice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Analyze urban rivers
  • Elaborate interdiscipinary river analysis
  • Contextualise river ecological, hydrological and territorial issues
  • Create innovative ways of conceiving the space of metropolitan rivers

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

A theoretical and practical overview about contemporary rivers shall be introduced by professionals in the field of urbanism, landscape architecture, environmental engineering and civil engineering. A combination of lectures and on-site workshops shall be undertaken between experts and students to build different analytical skills.

Each student teams shall be multi-disciplanary with the goal of encouraging exchange and understanding between fields of expertise. Fieldwork and analysis shall be undertaken across designated urban river territories in Lausanne to generate better understanding and new ideas.

 

 

Assessment methods

Assessment will be made on the basis of the final presentation as well as project materials submitted during the last day of the course - including but not limited to, findings from fieldwork, site analysis, and idea/ proposal.  

 

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Videos

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Hidden rivers
  • Lecture: 4 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 22 Hour(s)
  • Project: 22 Hour(s)

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