Information Process in Urban Planning

Information Process in Urban Planning

Course type: Lectures and Project

ASK course

Course Code: D4 ETCS: 6
Proj/lab/semin hours: 15 Lecture hours: 48

General description

The course will consist in the redevelopment project for the urban and semiurban areas of Plock and Otwock. The project will require a first stage of
analysis comprising the areas’ current conditions, regional and metropolitan

The following themes will be analyzed: transportation, population,
urban morphology, civil organization, land use, government plans and
studies, natural environment, among other themes that become necessary
during the design process. The project’s area (or multiple areas) will be
chosen through an evaluation carried out after the current condition analyses.
The analyses will create the basis for the redevelopment vision, will aid the
public participation scenario development and further SWOT analysis. The
final project will consist of the development phases, public participation
involvement, and redevelopment design.

Course objectives and learning outcomes:

After finishing the course, students will have learned how to research and
apply urban design and planning revitalization strategies. Students learn now to tie urban design and information flow between government, stakeholders and local citizens. The proposed redevelopment takes into account the principles of sustainable urban design and needs of the changing climate.
Through their analyses, students learn how to assess design solutions effects
on the development process and inter-city, metropolitan and regional levels.
Students learn how to implement pubic participation involvement in their

Design Project Information
The redevelopment project has minimally the following activities – in
chronological order:
• Local, metropolitan and regional current conditions and inter-relations
in the fields: transportation, demography, civil activity and
• Urban inventory and historic analysis;
• Project area’s urban morphological structure including open spaces;
• Detailed information of the project’s areas as plots including social
settings, property structure and detailed environmental conditions.
• Production of a SWOT analysis;
• Definition of the project’s goal / vision;               • Simulation and modeling of the redevelopment design in relation to its
spatial context;
• Translation of the project into the local urban development plan
(according to the city’s urban planning council);
• Proposal of the public participation scenario involved with the planning
process covering the whole area(s) of the project.

It should be noted that, whenever possible, acquisition, analysis and data
production in GIS is appreciated.