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

We are doing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Urban Design Representation. More information will be added soon.
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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.

Future Glasgow: “Transforming the Clyde Waterfront” Masterplan
CREATING STRONG TOWN CENTRES_Strategic development at Govan, Riverside and the SECC precinct is proposed to create centres for the new urban neighbourhoods which will support...
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Future Glasgow: “A New Laurieston” Masterplan
River Clyde as Glasgow’s Urban Spine is a strategy that aims to re-connect the clyde and southern Glasgow to the city by addressing the broken...
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Future Glasgow: “The Saint Enoch District Vision” Masterplan
Glasgow city centre is the hub of the city’s economy and life. The most attractive streets are in the heart of the city centre. However,...
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Future Glasgow: “Glasgow Cultural Hub” Masterplan
  “To develop a sequence of hubs with the qualities of a safe environment, to be engaging, and well connected (publicly accessible, highly permeable) with...
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Future Glasgow: “New Govan / River Gateway” Masterplan
More people are choosing to live within an urban environment, and Glasgow will require a projected estimate of 47.000 new housing units by 2030. Strategically...
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Future Glasgow: “Connecting the Clyde” Masterplan
Our vision is to transform the River Clyde from a barrier to a place that provides quality of life. Places where the city meets the...
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CPD

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

More information will be added soon.

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