MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design

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.

City block study

Exhibition details

Private view Friday 14 September 2012, 6pm-10pm
Opening Friday 14 - Monday 17 September 2012
Friday and Monday 10am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
Venue Spring House

Images

 Aldgate drawing and policy study
Aldgate drawing and policy study

 

 Market house scale comparison
Market house scale comparison

 

 A10 Audit – Places of work from Aldgate to Enfield
A10 Audit – Places of work from Aldgate to Enfield

 

 Aldgate exhibition at The Bank, Central House
Aldgate exhibition at The Bank Central House

 

 Civic infrastructure mapping
Civic infrastructure mapping

 

 New York study trip
New York study trip

 

 New York route study
New York route study

 

 Development appraisal
Development appraisal

 

 East London site visit
East London site visit

 

 Vacant site study and borough aspirations
Vacant site study and borough aspirations

 

 Private “public” typology study
Private public typology study

 

 High Street project presentations
High Street project presentations

 

 Quick interventions on the high street
Quick interventions on the high street