This course, the first of two urban design studios, focuses on the inventory and analysis stage in urban design. When this stage does not receive the rigour it deserves, the result is a misconceived project that leaves out some physical, economic, or social considerations in the urban design proposal.
Building on what you’ve learned so far in SFU Continuing Studies’ Urban Design Certificate, you'll further develop your site-reading skills, site signatures, and place making abilities. Your comprehensive analysis will show consideration of ecological, cultural, and social contexts; transportation; land use; building form and massing; economics; infrastructure; heritage conservation; and open space.
You’ll work in teams to produce a series of maps and narratives, using Surrey City Centre as the case study.