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European Urban Planning & Design
(European Urban Planning & Design)

The necessity of an integrating vision and multidisciplinary view will be explained. The course will introduce the students to the social aspects of planning (planning and programming density, diversity and identity, mixed uses, amenities, planning and designing public spaces, heritage, character, community). The environmental aspects of urban planning will also introduced (sustainable mobility, parking, infrastructures, city climate change and energy, city ecology and biodiversity, energy efficiency, resources, water and material cycle, public transport). Planning and housing policies and practice will be presented, including master planning communities, housing programs, social housing and government programs.
Aspects of the planning and design process and planning management will be discussed and planning tools will be introduced (ECOTECT, URSUS, CALENER).