APX423 Urbanism III

Sustainable urban planning continues as the basic core topic of the third urbanism course. It examines how planning practice in Cyprus and the European Union affects the environmental capacity and quality of cities or buildings. Planning policy and spatial planning regulation could be understood and evaluated through the study of open spaces and building’s architectural character, use and performance. The course intends to build a link between planning and architectural practice. Issues of sustainable urban mobility, as well as urban and land economics are included as an additional course content. The associated project aims teaching students to argue critically on planning practice and experiment on feasibility, social acceptance and environmental quality of interventions in the built environment.