UDES 3552. URBAN DESIGN STUDIO II: MOBILITY. 5 Hours.
This studio examines the major shifts in the organization and spatial allocation of cities that are transforming urban mobility infrastructures, from light rail to pedestrian zones to cyclist lanes. The interface of transportation, public open spaces, buildings and landscape architecture is explored as well as issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. A series of group design projects at the neighborhood scale continues the refinement of students' graphic and written skills. Prerequisite: C or better in UDES 1301, UDES 3551. Restricted to Sustainable Urban Design majors. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 and a minimum major course GPA of 2.8.
The four-year Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Urban Design (SUD) is distinctive because in addition to the studio-based disciplines of architecture, planning and landscape architecture, it has public affairs, bringing together the design and governmental realms necessary to bring any urban design project to fruition. This unique interdisciplinary structure will equip students with the skills to successfully navigate within complex urban design decision-making milieus, underscoring the degree’s practical, applicable, problem-solving essence. Infusing the curriculum of this design degree is an emphasis upon sustainability that encompasses environmental, social, and economic considerations.