Urban Design skills for Planners

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Urban Design skills for Planners

Postby archviewer » Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:16 pm

Hi
I am a Town Planner by profession.
However my drawing skills are poor to say the least. Also as a planner working on the preparation of Design Statements, local area plans and so on, I feel professionally inept at not being able to design urban layouts using computer software ( in 2 Dimensional let alone 3 dimensional).

I would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me out and make a few suggestions on courses that I could do, to improve my drawing and computer aided design skills.

For some reason the Urban Design Masters in UCD was cancelled this year. I had considered doing this course, but I have to add that that I heard the course is very much a theory based course,with little emphasis on the teaching of drawing skills.

Doing a freehand drawing course would be great but realistically a computer design course would be more beneficial for presentation in documents

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
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Re: Urban Design skills for Planners

Postby phil » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:04 pm

Archviewer, maybe it might be worth having a look at this. Might not be what you are looking for but seems a possibility.

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/cities/msc_city_design.htm
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