What are the relationships between interdisciplinary theory and practice in the context of urban design? Different approaches to planning and designing for and with people will be explored and compared by researchers and practitioners from the academic and professional disciplines of landscape architecture and urban planning. The focus will be on the examination of different urban concepts and designs, current integrated planning approaches and participation processes, planning tools and methods, planning communication and knowledge exchange and circulation. These key issues will be discussed in relation to their theoretical frameworks and links to urban planning, landscape and open space concepts.
The aim of the course is to develop a more sophisticated understanding of urban design research and practice, informed by knowledge of landscape architecture and urban planning. By focusing on urban design as an interdisciplinary practice based on and reflected in different theories, it informs contemporary concepts of urban development.

Photo: Waterfront housing and urban development – Amsterdam 2016 – Prof. Dr. Angela Million