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THE ANALYSIS OF BUILT FORM

Among various factors, codes and regulations are major determinants of urban form particularly in a modern society. These codes, including land use laws, design guidelines, buildings codes, and street standards, were legislated for various reasons but control the development at different conditions and scales which in terms constitute a dialectics of urbanism. This course will analyze the built form from the perspective of development codes, and focus on the interactions between codes and the built environment, including the city, neighborhood, street and building. Legal precedents, from early attempt to codify the urban form, planned communities to contemporary cases studies will be examined to illustrate the evolution and impacts of codes. In order to understand the elements of place-making which give an area its identity, the fabric of several districts and neighborhoods in various cities will be explored. Participants of this course will expect to understand the codes that shaped the built environment at the same time have an opportunity to critique existing regulations and to conduct research on different types of development controls, preservation and design guidelines.

Course Goal
A. Cultivating advanced spatial planning and design professionals with globe vision, execution ability and leadership.
B. Cultivating advanced spatial planning and design researchers with scientific vision and innovation ability.
C. Cultivating high-level spatial planning and design teaching faculty with inter-disciplinary, forward-looking and globe visions.
Course Principle Literacy and Competence
[Principle Literacy]
  • With global vision and foreign language proficiency. PhD graduates are able to publish academic paper internationally.
  • With spirit of humanism and environmental aesthetics self-discipline.
  • [Competence]
  • Ability to grasp the content of spatial planning and design theories and development issues.
  • Ability to grasp and flexibly implement the methodologies of spatial planning and design in research and development.
  • Ability of accurate analysis and expound and effective communication.
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