Community and the Built Environment

This course is about understanding how the built environment impacts our quality of life.

We use different approaches to reach that understanding, by e.g. looking at how, depending on our different cultural background, we experience the built environment in a personal manner as well as part of society. We will undertake several field trips, mostly by foot through the town of Ísafjörður and learn about the story of planning and of the buildings of one of Iceland's oldest towns and one with the first city plan. The course also consists of lectures, group discussions and workshops.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instruction
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date15.02.2021
End date26.02.2021
Registration deadline15.01.2021
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studySociology and cultural studiesArchitecture and town planning
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
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