Department: PhD in Architecture and Sustainable Built Environment
Module Description: Gaining in-depth knowledge with regard to the urbanism theories underlying, the notion of social sustainability. This module aims to develop critical understanding of the formal and informal processes; systems; structures; and relationships actively support the capacity of current and future generations to create healthy and liveable urban communities. Topics to cover include sustainable urban design principals, process, social dimensions and case studies. After successfully completing this module, students will be expected to acquire a strong theoretical background of socially sustainable communities are equitable, diverse, connected and democratic and provide a good quality of life. Students are expected to run some experimental assessment on urban site using available professional tools and equipment.
Wheeler, S. M. and Rosan, C. D. (2021). Reimagining sustainable cities: strategies for designing greener, healthier, more equitable communities. University of California Press.
Farrelly, L. (2011). Drawing for urban design. London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd.