AR-402(t) / 13 credits

Teacher(s): Vacat ., Santamaria Varas Mar

Language: English

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

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Summary

This course explores the potential of information and spatial analysis to develop a set of speculative proposals about future urban challenges.

Content

Keywords

Cartography, urban planning, urban data, spatial analysis, digital disruption.

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Cartography (Maçães)

Important concepts to start the course

Basic knowledge of geographic information systems and urban planning is recommended but not mandatory.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify a future challenge for a selected city/topic.
  • Define available data sources to describe the identified challenge.
  • Create a data model.
  • Analyze and extract meaningful information from large amounts of urban data
  • Interpret the information by means of cartographic expressions.
  • Develop a mutiple scale/format proposal.

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.

Teaching methods

The unit will have both a theoretical and practical approach. A series of lectures providing both theoretical references, case studies and technical skills will be complemented with a practical assignment (research and proposal) assisted by desk critiques, weekly pin-ups and intermediate reviews.

Expected student activities

The unit will focus in a Swiss city (in close proximity to Lausanne) as a case study. A field trip will be organised at the beginning of the semester and fieldwork will be required during the course.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment.

Desk reviews and pin-ups: 30% of grade.

Intermediate review: 30% of grade.

Review of final work: 40% of grade.

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

The bibliography will be distributed at the beginning of the course.

Websites

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Studio MA2 (Santamaria et Martinez)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Studio MA2 (Santamaria et Martinez)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Studio MA2 (Santamaria et Martinez)
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 4 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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