Urban Design as Public Policy: Policymaking for a Sustainable Region

COURSE NUMBER

UDES 505

CREDITS

3

Description

Urban Design as Public Policy explores policy frameworks that facilitate, limit, and guide site-specific design interventions. In this course, you will discuss and critically assess comparative policy approaches for generating real world urban design projects. The policy framework in contemporary cities in many parts of the world is typically very complex, comprised of a web of restrictions, codes, guidelines, and permit requirements. You will learn how this complexity manifests itself in built urban design form and how policies could create better cities.