Urban Design Studies Unit

Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Research

Research

The main research aim of UDSU is to pursue an evidence-based understanding of how cities work and develop in time as a matter of sustainable urban planning, combining physical and socio-economic aspects.

Masters in Urban Design

Masters in Urban Design

Our MSc in Urban Design is one of the most intensive, innovative and thorough courses offered worldwide on urban design.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Once again the Urban Design Studies unit and the Department of Architecture are thrilled to invite you to take part to our CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course in Urban Design Representation

Research

Our research involves working jointly with a number of academics throughout the UK, Europe, and North America and engages with collaborators across the boundaries of academia including public and private sectors. Please refer to our...
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MSc in Urban Design

Our MSc in Urban Design is one of the most intensive, innovative and thorough courses offered worldwide on urban design. With its unique combination of studio teaching, taught classes and seminars it offers the ultimate...
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CPD

Urban Design Representation Urban Design Representation is a 5-module course aimed at teaching the basics of five software packages: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. The CPD in Urban Design Representation is an intensive learning...
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Research

Our research involves working jointly with a number of academics throughout the UK, Europe, and North America and engages with collaborators across the boundaries of academia including public and private sectors.

Our new Paper on Masterplanning for Change at AESOP2015!
  We are proud to announce that our latest paper was accepted and presented at the 29th Annual AESOP 2015 Congress Definite Space – Fuzzy Responsibility ...
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Urban Morphometrics: the evolution of cities. Literally.
Ref: Dibble, J. Prelorendjos, A. Romice, O. Zanella, A. Strano, E. Pagel, Mark. Porta, S. (2015), Urban Morphometrics: Towards a Science of Urban Evolution, Paper to...
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The Form of Gentrification paper featured on The Guardian
The Guardian has published an article commenting our preliminary paper entitled "The Form of Gentrification", realized in partnership with the UCL London and the University of...
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Construction and Therapy (Working Paper)
Ref: Porta, S. Russell, P. Romice, O. Vidoli, M. P. (2014), Construction and Therapy: an integrated approach to design build, Paper presented at the Association of...
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Neighborhood Unit paper in print on J. of Urbanism
Ref:  Mehaffy, M. Porta, S. Romice, O. (2014), The "neighborhood unit" on trial: A case study in the impacts of urban morphology, Journal of Urbanism, International...
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Alterations in Scales now online on Urban Studies!
Ref: Porta, S. Romice, O. Maxwell, J. A. Russell, P. Baird, D. (2014), Alterations in scale: Patterns of change in main street networks across time...
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MSc in Urban Design

Our MSc in Urban Design is one of the most intensive, innovative and thorough courses offered worldwide on urban design.

Remould and Remake: Drumchapel
Why remould and remake? In collaboration with Glasgow City Council, we have been tasked to look at Drumchapel in detail, to uncover its weaknesses in...
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Blueprint for Drumchapel
Drumchapel is an area of Glasgow developed as part of the overspill policy of Glasgow City Council in the 1950’s. Drumchapel was developed as a...
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Node to Node
The purpose of this project is to put forward a proposal for the redevelopment of Drumchapel so as to bring life back to it, make...
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Resurrecting an Area
The project aims to repair one of the most deprived areas in Scotland - Drumchapel. Going through 3 phases the project deals with various aspects...
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Let it Grow!
Drumchapel is no longer a stigmatised and deprived peripheral housing estate, but the central district in a western belt of centres that includes Clydebank and...
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Integrate to Regenerate
Integrated urban design methods have been explored for the last few decades since the post-war planning, that promoted segragation, has failed. Urban developments reflect who...
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Continuing Professional Development

We are doing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Urban Design Representation.

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