11.304J Site and Urban Systems Planning, Spring 2002
Author(s)Ben-Joseph, Eran; Ishii, Hiroshi; Ratti, Carlo
Site and Urban Systems Planning
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The planning of sites and the infrastructure systems which serve them. Site analysis, spatial organization of uses on sites, design of roadways and subdivision patterns, grading plans, utility systems, analysis of runoff, parking requirements, traffic and off-site impacts, landscaping. Lectures on analytical techniques and examples of good site-planning practice. Assignments on each aspect of subject. From the course home page: Course Description The Site and Urban Systems Planning course provides a unique opportunity to engage in the exploration, utilization and critical assessment of new multi-layered manipulative simulation interfaces. Developed by the Tangible Media Group at the Media Lab, these platforms combine and update digital and tangible data in ways that promise to enhance design and planning processes and communication with the public. By testing and applying these platforms, as well as traditional methods, we will be able to learn various approaches involved in evaluating and planning sites. These approaches include: 1. Understanding spatial as well as temporal relationships between individual site factors and local or regional context. 2. Identifying basic relationships between natural and cultural processes and how they influence site-planning decisions. 3. Evaluating natural and cultural site systems as they shape design programs and goals. 4. Evaluating and critiquing alternative site development proposals. 5. Practicing common as well as new techniques commonly utilized by site planning professionals.
site planning, natural systems, digital planning, site analysis, evaluation and selection, spatial organization and programming, spatial organization and programming, analysis of surface runoff, utility systems, design of circulation, parking and subdivision patterns, street layouts, 11.304J, 11.304