The Model Project Preparatory Course “Reflective Urban Practice” introduces course participants to current trends in urban development and interdisciplinary approaches that target on “good practice” in applied research, practice and administration. With the diverse professional fields existing in the field of urban development and design participants are prepared to streamline their existing experience for the application at a Model Project Partner. The seminar serves as preparation for the application and placement phase prior to the Model Project semester in autumn/winter 2019. The “Model Project” (24 CP) is the praxis semester that takes place world-wide at a selected “Model Project Partner” (offices, institutions, administration) for the purpose of practical training. The internship arrangement (minimum 3 months) is related to urban design, planning, research and development. The training place is either proposed through the programme or the student, and approved through the coordinator of the Model Projects.
Besides an introduction to the 'Model Projects Integrated Urban Development and Design’ students learn how to link their existing professional experience and interests to a broader field of professional activities related to planning and design. They present and reflect their professional experience. In a second part, the students are coached to further develop their specific interests and communicate them in their professional portfolio and actively take part in the targeted application for the reflective practice semester. First semester students are also attending the Model Project Forum to get first-hand impressions of content and form of different experiences from last semester’s Model Projects.
Participation is mandatory for first semester students in Integrated Urban Development and Design - Reflective Urban Practice (IUDD-RUP).
Class based on continuous and active participation.