SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SHAPING URBAN LANDSCAPE

Course ID: IAK-SE>OC1-SOC
Course title: SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SHAPING URBAN LANDSCAPE
Semester: 1 / Spring
ECTS: 4
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Landscape Architecture
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites:
Contact person: dr inż arch. Anna Bocheńska-Skałecka; anna.bochenska-skalecka@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: Knowledge about social and psychological aspects of shaping open space. The methods of studies and analysis on open space in a city with consideration the condition connected with its social and physical structure.
Full description: Public space in contemporary cities. Shaping public space in social aspects. Physical space and social space. Territorialism. Interactive space. Social meaning of greenery in public city space. „City game” as an idea of social participation in shaping urban space. Civic budget. Screenplay strategy in shaping of urban space. A role of non-governmental organizations in „game of space”. Communication in „game of space”. Social dimension of lighting and illumination. Light in role of mediator in revitalization of urban space. Holistic consider on contemporary illumination and lighting city space.
Bibliography: Alexander Ch., i in. 1977: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction. New York : Oxford University Press; Bell, P. A., Greene, T. C., Fisher, J. D., Baum, A. (2001). Environmental psychology (5th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth ; Carmona M., Heath T., Taner O., Tiesdell S., 2003: Public Places – Urban Places. The Dimensions of Urban Design. Oxford: Architectural Press; Cooper Marcus C.C, Francis C. (1998). People places : design guidelines for urban open space. New York : John Wiley Sons; Gehl J. (1987). Life between buildings: Using public space. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: Has essential theoretical knowledge of environmental psychology in respect of its relation to landscape architecture Written exam. AK2 - W06 Skills: Is able to apply the knowledge of psychological processes in spatial planning and design Written exam, designing tasks AK2 - U06 Social competences: Is aware of the relation between the role of a landscape architect and the environment , diverse entities and environmental groups. Written exam, designing tasks AK2 - K13
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (50) + grade obtained at lectures (50)

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