Aspects of Sustainable Urbanism I - Explorations into Sustainable Urban Design


Starts Nov. 8 2018, Thursdays 9.30 - 13.00
R 2243 Chair of Sustainable Urbanism

The module provides systemic insight into basic principles of Urban Planning and Design, Urban (Re-) Development, based on Sustainable Urbanism. Focal aspects are the perception and exploration of key challenges of transformation, techniques of problem identification and conceptualization of resolution strategies in the urban realm. Presentation and application of exemplary morphologic and physiologic indicators of urban structure as well as the illustration of urban regenerations processes in best practise urban projects confronts the student with a repertoire of possibilities to integrate complex spatial, aesthetic, social, cultural, ecological and sustainable qualities into contemporary living environments. Physical encounters with the city are featured for studying important urban settings and city phenomena in real life.

Study goals: After attending the lecture and completing the exercises, the students are able to recognize and understand current patterns of transformation of contemporary urban and suburban structures including connections between ecological, societal and economic factors. Based on the presentation of examples, students can reflect and understand basic ideas and approaches towards more sustainable living environments and can make connections with the focus of their major field of study.

The Module 60243 consists of two parts (A+B) and will be credited with 6 ECTS when both parts are passed successfully.
Part A (3ECTS, group work): Lecture series and workshop (completion of one assignment, that will be developed during workshop sessions and presented in the final session. The assignment will require students to investigate and discuss the presented topics within the particular context of the city of Munich.) Attendance of the lecture is mandatory.
Part B (3ECTS, individual work): Individual reflection of lecture content, workshop results and reading in a short exposee and interview.

Person responsible for the module: Prof. Mark Michaeli, Dorothee Rummel

The class will be held in room 2243 at the chair of sustainable urbanism on Thursdays 9:30h – 13:00h. The first lecture will be held on Thursday 08.11.2018. This class will be held in English.