1-Introduction to Urban Design

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand, Frank Herbert


This writing is the result of my  experience in urban design studio of University of New South Wales. This section is made in the purpose of sharing urban design and to show clearly what we’ve learn t so far. It  explains urban design in term of ‘what and ‘how, generally it is also about what urban design is, and how to implement urban design. We in UNSW, are taught that we have to know what we are talking about, to be thoughtful urban designer.

Design Learning

“We must think 50 years ahead and design backwards” Raghavendra Rathore


The design process itself is the way to know references and how to relate the solution in the references to design,(look on the diagram 1).

We need to learn about understanding the context, knowing references. It is  for making decision to the future. From what we understood design is not only  for the past but it is for future ahead.

foundation-definitionThe first writing is the introduction, which is the writing where we look at structure of the overall structure, The second, third and fourth writings are the writings to explain what is urban design. The second writing is the definition of urban design and my personal first year urban design manifesto. The third writing is about major twentieth century movements in urban design. The fourth writing is about generic urban design solution. The fifth and sixth writing are explaining about what and how to make good urban design, what do we have to consider. The fifth writing is about substantive element of urban design. while the sixth writing is about issues of concern in urban design. the seventh writing is showing procedures on how to implement urban design.

Oleh Realrich Sjarief

Founder of RAW Architecture

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