In this course, you will learn:
- How to evaluate a location and envision how it could be used.
- How to establish a site's programme and plan.
- How to make site infrastructure decisions.
- Sites that have been well-planned.
- Introduction: site values; exemplary greenfield and urban sites.
- Site analysis: natural site analysis; the man-made context of sites; infrastructure capacity; development regulations and policies; sites as property; integrating site knowledge.
- Site planning methods: planning processes; users, stakeholders, and the public; economic value of sites; design methods; digital media for design; creating a site proposal.
- Site infrastructure: stormwater management; complete streets; pedestrian realms; water supply and disposal; energy for sites; intelligent infrastructure.
- Site concepts and performance: placemaking; subdivision and site assembly; scoring site performance; impact assessment.
- Residential sites: history of residential sites; typology of housing forms; housing and community design; dense residential sites.
- Places for commerce and work: prototypes for shopping; future workplaces; innovation zones; planning for e-commerce.
- Places for recreation and culture: Landscape structure; urban public spaces; human development and play; cultural districts.
- College and university planning: types of universities; campus form and communication; new campuses; networked campuses; planning for adaptability.
- Planning communities: mixed use development; new communities; the future of communities; concluding remarks.