Елбаев Андрей Викторович
Чичагова Мария Николаевна
- To perform complex urban analysis of a Moscow district, identify its problems and potentials
- To propose a concept plan to make that district more diverse and vibrant, improve its brand and role at the city scale
- Choose a couple of specific transformations proposed by your concept plan and develop projects for them, producing design vision, organizational scheme and possible financial sources scheme
- To know history of Moscow spatial development; different methodologies to define borders; basics of urban spatial structure; key points of urban morphology and theory behind New Urbanism; different lifestyles in the city and how they impact urban space; theory behind mental maps; link and place methodology for street classification; basics of neighborhood unit theory; methodologies for benchmarking.
- To be able to perform an analysis of an urban districts using information systems and maps to represent information; to apply project-based approach in urban development; to develop a methodology for a task or analysis; to produce complex concept plans that sums up proposed ideas in legible way; to structure project information and proposals in clean and easy to follow presentations; make a project video.
- To possess the following skills: work in fieldtrips with local residents, interviewing them or presenting information; use GIS to map, measure and analyze urban spatial data; lead the urban spatial analysis projects in research institutions, private companies and city municipalities; present the results of spatial analysis research in a format of science reports and presentations.
- ‘Self-sufficient habitat’ and distributed model’A kick off seminar by the program director.
- History and storiesTo better understand selected districts for further research, students will study the history of the area, by studying Moscow’s spatial development stages, looking through historical maps and images, reading articles on the area or its places. Various stories related to the district will be also examined. Eventually, a timeline combining history and stories will be produced.
- BordersDistricts area are defined by their borders, but how those borders were drawn? Students will examine each borderline and question the political, spatial or maintenance utility reasons behind its existence. After that, students will try to split their district into smaller Neighbourhood units and special areas.
- Site reportWhile working with an area, it’s crucially important to visit the site and make observation with one’s own eyes. At that stage, students will already have general understanding of their district and be ready to visit the site. During their visit, they will make a video report on districts advantages and disadvantages, problems and opportunities.
- Mental mapsDuring this class students will learn how to draw a mental map of an area. They will produce maps by themselves, and then go back to the site to make more mental maps with local residents. After collecting a bunch students will overlay and analyse them. Students should end up with a map, that represent the most characteristic areas of the district.
- Online platformTechnical workshop on how to setup an interactive online map, how to stylise it, how to upload new layers of information one it, how to make them interactive. This online platform will be used as a report for the analysis stage. All maps produced during this stage, should be uploaded to that platform.
- Urban frameworksAfter studying the district through the perceived image of its residents, students will perform more objective spatial analysis of urban structures. They will define natural framework, mobility framework, including street hierarchy, public transit, cycling and pedestrian routs, and public spaces framework.
- Urban fabricOn this class students will learn about different urban fabric types in Moscow and how they were formed. They will identify those urban fabrics in their districts and analyse them. Students will examine how built form facilitates street activity by assessing all street frontages on their sites.
- Density and compactnessDensity is one of the most important urban parameter, but it could be misleading if measured incorrectly. Students will learn different methods of measuring density and use them in their districts, including the measurement of compactness, that combines both built density and accessibility of the area.
- LifestylesTo complement spatial analysis of urban structure and form students will survey different lifestyle routing of local people. Five different elements of everyday life will be studied: housing types, work places, mobility, consumption and leisure. In the end, one composite map of lifestyles will be produced.
- Summary Diagram and analysis resultsThis is the final class of urban analysis stage. Students will review all the maps produced during the stage, assess their importance and produce one concept plan that highlights all the important finding in one place. They will also present analysis conclusion in class.
- Group consultationsDuring that stage, student will first develop a concept plan for the transformation of their district, then chose 1-2 projects and work on them in detail. The projects are meant to improve district’s identity, centrality and self-sufficiency, and may vary in scale and theme between different groups. Students should also make an implementation roadmap, thinking about what stakeholder might be interested in the project and what financial sources could be involved.
- Interim assessment (1 semester)0.4 * Classwork + 0.2 * Concept Plan + 0.4 * Final Project
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