Walk to Plan + Plan to Walk - III International Summer Workshop in Urban Design

Universidade Lusófona
Location: Lisbon

The school of architecture and urbanism at the Universidade Lusofona in Lisbon, Portugal will host the III International Summer Urban Design Workshop from June 22 through July 3. Open for planning, architecture, and landscape architecture students and young professionals, the workshop is coordinated and taught by professors Vicente del Rio (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) and Diogo Mateus (Universidade Lusofona) with the participation of guest faculty and professionals.

Lisbon is the perfect city to study urban design given the its elegant historic architecture, picturesque urban morphology, lively public spaces, and walkable streets. Titled Walk to Plan, Plan to Walk, the workshop focuses on walking as a fundamental method to understand urbanism, and a goal for livable and sustainable places. During the initial three days, faculty take participants in guided study walks of famous areas such as the Alfama, Baixa, Rossio, Bairro Alto, Oriente, and Alvalade --each representing different historical periods and planning/design paradigms. They observe, photograph, sketch and write about the urban qualities they experience. The rest of the agenda is divided into studying a site/neighborhood, meeting with local planners and community members, and developing an urban design vision and specific proposals for it. Students work in small interdisciplinary, international teams and are encouraged to come up with imaginative and feasible short/long terms proposals that may inspire local governmental/community efforts.

Tuition is €350 until March 30, and €400 thereafter. Students are responsible for their own transportation, accommodation, food, and any other expenses. The workshop will be limited to 20 participants. For further detailed information including on the past workshops, go to the workshop website https://www.ud-workshop-lisbon.net/ or contact Professor Diogo Mateus at [email protected]

Posted January 7, 2020

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