Joint Semester Programme
18 January-18 May 2019
Part time Studies
MODULE 1 – ‘METROPOLITAN SCENARIOS: INTRODUCTION’ 16 hours
MODULE 2 – LANDSCAPE AND ECOLOGY IN THE METROPOLITAN CONTEXT 16 hours
MODULE 3 – ‘INCORPORATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO THE METROPOLITAN DISCIPLINE’ 16 hours
MODULE 4 – ‘CONSEQUENTIAL LANDSCAPES: URBAN-RURAL INTERDEPENDENCE’ 16 hours
MODULE 5 – ‘MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE’ 16 hours
MODULE 6 – ‘DESIGN WORKSHOPS’ 40 hours
Prominent Features of the workshop/ skills developed
- Understanding the potential of a Metropolitan discipline to steer the design, governance, and management of large urban agglomerations enmeshed in complex urbanisation processes.
- Understanding of the crucial role of design and designers as part of an emergent metropolitan discipline and of multidisciplinary teams
- Looking at Landscape and Ecology as alternatives models for a new metropolitan approach.
- The incorporation of emergent and new technologies to tackle the main problems of metropolis: technologies on cartographic practices (drone survey, GIS interactive mapping,) and simulation of metropolitan dynamics (landforms and urban flows simulations)
- Integration of Collaborative and sharing economies as well as participatory platforms into the metropolitan discipline.
Taking part in this course you will have the opportunity to:
- Learn the latest and most relevant theoretical concepts and methods related to urbanisation processes and the metropolitan discipline.
- Reflect and critically address the problems, issues, challenges and consequences of contemporary urbanisation and the existing and potential alternatives to it.
- Practice punctual exercises that apply new technologies to understand the way they can shape the metropolitan discipline.
- Meet and discuss with practicing professionals and academics in Mexico and UK involved in the development of the discipline.