Faculties and centres
Urban Planning 4 (U4) is taught by professors from the Urban Design and Regional Planning Unit. It focuses on landscape planning and is a fourth-year course of the bachelor’s degree in Fundamentals of Architecture. The main issues that concern the course are related to the modern concept of landscape in connection with other aspects of urban and territorial planning that include ecology, geography, and architecture. The context is the metropolitan territorial scale and the periurban areas.
A more detailed information about the teaching activity of the Urban Planning and Regional Studies Unit can be found linking: https://web.ua.es/docenciaurbanismo (only available in Spanish)
The learning process involves a weekly workshop, focused on three main learning objectives:
i) to develop strategies based on territorial features;
ii) to introduce assessment tools for landscape perception so that it can be part of the project decision-making process;
iii) to provide project solutions for developing contemporary landscapes.
In this context, methodologies are tested for the definition of a master plan in a periurban/metropolitan working environment, using landscape characterisation as a methodological tool for diagnosis and assessment in connection with other aspects of urban and territorial planning.
General Competences (CG)
Basic Competences and Competences included under the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES)
Inherent transversal competences:>>Cognitive Instrumental
UA Basic Transversal Competences
Inherent transversal competences:>>Methodological Instrumental
Inherent transversal competences:>>Technological Instrumental
Inherent transversal Competences:>>Social Interpersonal
Inherent transversal Competences:>>Entrepreneurship Capability System
Specific Competences:>> Project Block
From the student's learning objectives perspective, the approach to landscape concept as a tool for spatial planning requires multiple transversal competences -CT- that are directly related to the General Competences -CG- of the Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture.
This course introduces the concept of landscape and builds awareness of the numerous factors involved in a lanscape planning masterplan design. The course explores the connections between landscape, sense of place, identity and values attached to landscapes and the linkers between these concepts and the design decison-making process. Landscape is not simply what we see, but a way of seeing. The ability to interpret concepts, sometimes difficult to link, is an important skill in the process of place making.
The objectives are: