852323 Contemporary urbanism

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Thornton, Kim
Offered in
Sommersemester 2019
Languages of instruction


Tendenzen in Städtebau / Issues in Contemporary Urbanism

This course, previously listed as "Städtebau Vertiefung," will focus on recent developments in the field of urbanism, with a particular focus on the discipline's ongoing and changing relationship with landscape. Subsequent to a brief historical review of the dialogue between landscape and urbanism, topics including globalization and its influence on the discourse of urbanism, landscape urbanism, new urbanism, ecological urbanism and issues of sustainability, and density and datascapes will be addressed. Parallel to the lecture series, the group will analyze and discuss historical and contemporary projects, and review texts key to the development of today's discourses.

Previous knowledge expected

Introduction to Urbanism, including completed exam!

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

To help students develop a solid understanding of current discourses in urbanism and improve critical thinking skills regarding the interface between landscape and urbanism.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.