This course will be offered in the coming summer semester 2024.
The understanding of a well-balanced urban development regarding social, economic and environmental needs is one of the main outlines of European Urban Policies to promote more sustainable cities. In 2007 the responsible ministers for urban development from 27 countries declared the Leipzig Charter as guiding principle to reach a stronger cohesion of the different factors that would be necessarily be more streamlined to reach such sustainable development. Integrated Urban Development Concepts since then have become a main instrument of urbanists to guide this process.
Urban and architectural qualities under the objective of climate adaptation and protection, renewable resources and resource conservation we well as long-term intergenerational perspectives are just some of the topics that have to be negotiated for more comprehensive future cities. For the disciplines concerned with urban design this means to develop a holistic view on the city and an understanding between the different disciplines, also in terms of a social equilibrium in urban space.
For this purpose the lectures in this module are framing different objectives of the Master’s Programme »Integrated Urban Development and Design« with the idea to support the ”urban curator” to develop a holistic view on the city and an understanding between the different disciplines. The lecture introduces different perspectives on integrated urban development in the sense of multi-disciplinary planning approaches with a closer look on their implementation. Creative strategies and selected examples of ”good practice” show how different approaches can be implemented through the lens of different disciplines, bringing together an academic and application-oriented reflection of the subject. Examples also include projects with a strong notion on computational concepts and analysis.
The IUDD lectures will take place as a combination of online-lectures, discussion and invited guest lecturers related to different approaches of requalifying cities and regions in terms of managing change and paradigm shifts. The goal of the lectures is to develop a general understanding and overview about how urban development and urban design can be considered in an interdisciplinary and integrated approach.