Crowley_PLAN6520 - College of Environment + Design

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PLAN 6520 ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING STUDIO I
College of Environment & Design, University of Georgia
Fall 2011
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Monday, Friday 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday 8:00 – 10:00 am.
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First Year Design Studio, First Floor – Tanner Building
Jack Crowley
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201 Tanner Building
Posted, by appointment, or when door is open
Office (706) 542-4723
Home: (706) 369-9443
Cell: (706) 247-4712
[email protected]
Course Description:
This is the first of three studios that will transition from large scale (regional/cities)
through middle scale (cities, parts of cities) to small scale (neighborhoods). Following
an exercise in regional transportation, the course will focus on planning and designing
large tracts, large area planning and design and will rely on gathering context and site
information in the areas of natural, social, cultural, economic, political and existing built
environment and analyze their collective influences on the appropriate and sustainable
usage of lands. The format centers on the design studio, team field investigations,
research and class discussion. The instructor will also introduce various elements of
large scale city planning and design as the studio progresses.
Course Objectives:
● Exposure to and understanding of elements in regional and large scale planning
● Introduction to the process of planning
● Exposure to and understanding of the fundamentals of planning and design
● Introduction to field/site research and background planning research
Skills:
● Site investigation and background research
● Conceptual planning
● The development of a large scale plan
● Plan presentation (oral, graphics, written)
Values:
● Through the introduction of the fundamentals of planning and design in a studio
setting, you will develop an understanding of and an ability to create a large scale
general plan such as one for a watershed.
Methods:
● Planning and Design studio format
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Field trips, site visits and “ground truthing”
Site and context research
Individual and team exercises in plan and design development
Imbedded lectures, class discussions
Graphic and representation exercises
Plan and design presentation
Required Textbooks:
● LaGro, James A., Jr., Site Analysis, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2nd Edition.
● Steiner and Butler, Planning and Urban Design Standards; American Planning
Association (APA), John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2007.
Required Reading: (Two of the three listed)
● City of the Century, Donald Miller
● Island at the Center of the World, Russell Shorto
● A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
*A 3 to 4 page paper each on two of the books which discusses their application to
planning is also required by the end of the semester.
Supplemental Text:
● McHarg, Ian L., Design with Nature, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1971.
● The Dewberry Companies; Land Development Handbook, Planning Engineering and
Surveying. McGraw-Hill, 2nd Edition 2002.
Required Materials:
(See list for the accompanying Representation & Comm. I - LAND 6210).
Grading System:
A – F Traditional (A B- is required to pass the course.)
Project Marks & Values:
● Individual and team planning projects (3 – 5)
● Individual reports and writings (books)
● Class participation
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