Exhibition: 14.09.2012 – 17.09.2012
MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design
City block study
Taught by Mark Brearly, Lara Gibson and Robin Lee
This year, the MA SPUD students have been investigating high streets as civic institutions for the city. Exhibited with Architecture Diploma Unit 13 we have studyed the A10 from Aldgate to Tottenham and the neighbourhoods it passes through. A study trip to New York provided the opportunity to study Broadway and then compare to the A10. Comparisons between differing development and policy approaches between the two cities were also made and reflected upon. The urban design project outcomes this year ranged from developer negotiated proposals for Shoreditch, a housing estate public realm policy and proposal, and a community bank fed by a cofficing factory.
The course operates at the threshold of planning, urban design and architecture. It is informed by local and international spatial planning and urban design policies and practices. Seminars cover a wide range and depth of topics in order to test and develop new approaches to complex urban patterns.
It is taught in collaboration with Mayor of London’s Design for London, providing a unique relationship with the people, places and resources involved in city governance.