Book Chapter

Urban Design Pedagogy

E Pafka, K Dovey

Mapping Urbanities: Morphologies, Flows, Possibilities | Routledge | Published : 2017


This chapter is an account of the use of urban mapping to introduce undergraduate students to spatial analysis and urban design thinking - to multiple ways of seeing, observing and analysing the city. A key task here is to prevent students from reducing the city to any 'correct' way of seeing or analysing it. There is no one thing that explains cities, no single way of designing them, no singular mapping of urbanity. All great cities are different and the best urban design teaching inspires lifelong learning about them.