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PLAN-723 Contextual Urban Design Site Design

3 Credits

Especially intended for students concentrating in physical planning, this seminar provides an introduction to the basic principles, latest practices, and tools for three-dimensional visualization and analysis in site planning and design. Understanding that the context of any site is the interrelation of social, economic, historic, cultural and environmental factors, this course focuses on the physical planning of the site by drawing from contemporary practices in ecology, landscape design, zoning, energy efficiency, and resource management and bridging the disciplines of engineering, landscape design, architecture, and planning. The class provides students with both and understanding of the broader implications of site panning and the skills and tools for the planning and design of a singular site and building project.