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This list relates to the semester Semester Two 2018/19 which does not start until 01/01/2019
  1. Lectures and Workshops 14 items
    Designing Places can only offer an introduction to the history, theory and practice of urban design. Therefore, it is essential that students complete the required readings for the module. These are listed in the individual sessions below, and there is also a list of further readings at the end of this reading list. Students should consult this list as they work towards their module assessment.
    1. Week 1 (Daylong Workshop) 1 item
      Please look at all of the following readings.
      1. Lecture 1: Introductions and Definitions (James White) 1 item
        Required reading:
        1. Public places - urban spaces: the dimensions of urban design - Matthew Carmona 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential See: Chapter 1, "Defining Urban Design"

    2. Week 2 4 items
      Please look at all of the following readings.
      1. Lecture 2: Urban Design Thinkers (James White) 3 items
        This lecture will provide an historical account of the urban design discipline. It will argue that an ‘Anglo-American axis’ of urban design theories emerged during the 1960s and 1970s in response to the modernist architectural doctrine. Exploring the contributions of key urban design thinkers in this movement, the lecture will demonstrate how their combined ideas formed the foundations of a post-modern urban design discipline Required reading:
        1. The image of the city - Kevin Lynch, Joint Center for Urban Studies 1960

          Book Essential See: Chapter 1, "The Image of the Environment", available via Online Resource Button.

        2. Urban design reader: the dimensions of urban design - Matthew Carmona, Steven Tiesdell, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2007 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential See: Chapter 16, Jacobs, J., "The Use of Sidewalks: Safety"

      2. Workshop 4: William H. Whyte: Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (James White) 1 item
        This seminal film from 1979 explores the open spaces of cities and examines why some of them work and others do not. Beginning at New York’s Seagram Plaza, one of the most used open spaces in the city, the film analyzes why this particular plaza is popular and compares it to other public spaces. Based on direct observation of what people actually do, the film offers an informative and often amusing tour of the urban landscape. Required Reading:
        1. The urban design reader - Ebooks Corporation Limited 2013

          Book Essential Whyte, W.H. (1980). Introduction, The Life of Plazas, Sitting Space, and Sun, Wind, Trees and Water. pp. 541-582.

    3. Week 3 3 items
      Please look at all of the following readings.
      1. Lecture 3: Urban Design Principles (James White) 3 items
        Required reading:
        1. Responsive environments: a manual for designers - Ian Bentley 1985

          Book Essential

      2. Workshop 1: Studio Time (James White, Ed Taylor and Limei Zhang) 0 items
        This session will be devoted to studio time. Please bring your drawing materials with you and plan to work on your coursework. At the beginning of the session, we will explore some basic urban design analysis techniques, including diagrams to show travel networks, existing land uses and open spaces and the schematic structure of existing streets and blocks. The remainder of the session will be devoted to independent work on the site analysis. There will be an opportunity for students to get feedback on their work from a practicing urban designer (Ed Taylor).
    4. Week 4 3 items
      This lecture will explore the key physical principles of sustainable neighbourhood design. It will examine past and present approaches to neighbourhood design, introduce concepts such as ‘urban morphology’, ‘perimeter blocks’ and ‘density’ to help visualise the practice of good urban design. The lecture will also offer a critique of the design formula employed on many developments. Using case studies, the lecture will also look at recent advances in sustainable urban design. Please look at all of the following readings
      1. Lecture 4: Site Layout for Sustainable Urban Design 3 items
        Required reading:
        1. Shaping neighbourhoods: a guide for health, sustainability and vitality - Hugh Barton, Marcus Grant, Richard Guise, Dawson Books 2003

          Book Essential See: Chapter 4: "Providing for local need" and chapter 6: "Urban design synthesis"

        2. Introduction to residential layout - Mike Biddulph, Dawson Books 2006 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential See: Chapter 1, "Introduction", pp. 1-10, Chapter 3, "Building place and defining space", 41-66, and Chapter 4 "Environment benign development and design", 67-96

        3. Public places - urban spaces: the dimensions of urban design - Matthew Carmona 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential See: Chapter 4, "The Morphological Dimension", 77-110.

      2. Workshop 2: Studio Time (James White and Limei Zhang) 0 items
        This session will be devoted to studio time. Please bring your drawing materials with you and plan to work on your coursework. By this session you should have a relatively well-developed site analysis and have begun to start thinking about your design proposal. We will consider some site layout design techniques (including site structure and site masterplans). The remainder of the session will be devoted to independent work. Feedback from the instructors will be provided throughout the workshop.
    5. Week 5 3 items
      Please look at all of the following readings.
      1. Lecture 5: Urban Design Governance (James White) 3 items
        Required reading:
      2. Workshop 4: Studio Time (James White and Limei Zhang) 0 items
        This session will be devoted to studio time. Please bring your drawing materials with you and plan to work on your coursework. This session will follow the format of previous workshops. By this session you should have begun to work through your design proposal ideas. At the beginning of the session we will look at techniques for producing a more details block plan and section. The remainder of the session will then be devoted to independent work. Feedback from the instructors will be provided throughout the workshop.
    6. Week 6 -Session outline 0 items
      1. GUEST LECTURE: Doing Urban Design: Reflections from Practice (Stefano Faiella) 0 items
        In this session, a practitioner will share their experiences of urban design governance. We will hear from an architect/urban designer working in private practice. The aim of the session will be to widen understanding about the challenges and opportunities of urban design, and to gain a better sense of how urban design outcomes are negotiated between different actors in the design, planning and development process. The presentation will be followed by a Question and Answer session. Required Reading: No reading this week
      2. Workshop 5: Studio Time (James White, Stefano Faiella and Limei Zhang) 0 items
        This session will be devoted to studio time. Please bring your drawing materials with you and plan to work on your coursework. This session will follow the format of previous workshops and will be devoted to refining your design proposals. There will be an opportunity for students to get structured feedback form a practicing architect and urban designer (Stefano Faiella).
  2. Additional Readings (organised thematically) 45 items
    1. Edited Volumes/Reviews of the Literature 6 items
      1. Companion to urban design - Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Tridib Banerjee 2011

        Book Further

      2. City design: modernist, traditional, green, and systems perspectives - Jonathan Barnett 2011

        Book Further

      3. Urban design reader: the dimensions of urban design - Matthew Carmona, Steven Tiesdell, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

      4. Public places - urban spaces: the dimensions of urban design - Matthew Carmona 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Further See: Chapter 1, pp. 3-20

      5. Postmodern urbanism - Nan Ellin 1999

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      6. The urban design reader - Michael Larice, Elizabeth Macdonald 2013

        Book Further

    2. Seminal Urban Design Writing 9 items
      1. A pattern language: towns, buildings, construction - Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein 1977

        Book Further

      2. Responsive environments: a manual for designers - Ian Bentley 1985

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      3. The concise townscape - Gordon Cullen 1971

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      4. Life between buildings: using public space - Jan Gehl 2010

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      5. Design for ecological democracy - Randolph T. Hester 2006

        Book Further

      6. The death and life of great American cities - Jane Jacobs 2000, c1961

        Book Further

      7. The image of the city - Kevin Lynch, Joint Center for Urban Studies 1960

        Book Further

      8. Finding lost space: theories of urban design - Roger Trancik 1986

        Book Further

      9. Learning from Las Vegas: the forgotten symbolism of architectural form - Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour 1977

        Book Further

    3. Critical Reviews of Urban Design 6 items
      1. Designing cities: critical readings in urban design - Alexander R. Cuthbert 2003

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      2. The form of cities: political economy and urban design - Alexander R. Cuthbert 2006

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      3. Understanding cities: method in urban design - Alexander R. Cuthbert 2011

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      4. Cities and design - Paul L. Knox 2011

        Book Further

    4. Urban Design as Public Policy/Urban Design Practice 12 items
      1. An introduction to urban design - Jonathan Barnett 1982

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      2. Sustainable urbanism: urban design with nature - Douglas Farr 2008

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      3. Urban villages and the making of communities - Peter Neal 2003

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      4. Urban design and the British urban renaissance - John Punter, Dawson Books 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Further

    5. Government Publications/Practice Manuals 12 items
      1. Creating successful masterplans | CABE - Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment 2011

        Webpage Further

      2. Guidance: Design - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 2014

        Document 

      3. Polnoon Masterplan: Idea to Design - Scottish Government 2009

        Document Further

      4. Designing Streets: A Policy Statement for Scotland. - Scottish Government 2010

        Document Further

      5. Scottish planning policy - Scottish Government 2014

        Document Further

      6. Delivering better places in Scotland: a guide to learning from broader experience - David Adams, Steven Tiesdell, George Weeks, University of Glasgow c2010 (electronic resource)

        Document Further

  3. Useful Websites 8 items
    1. General 5 items
    2. Glasgow and Glasgow Waterfront 3 items
  4. Resources on technical drawing and urban design techniques 5 items
    1. Online 2 items
    2. Books 3 items
      1. Drawing for urban design - Lorraine Farrelly 2011

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      2. Graphics for urban design - Bally Meeda, Neil Parkyn, David Stuart Walton, Andrew Bayne 2007

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      3. Landscape graphics - Grant W. Reid 1987

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