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ESUA
The European School of Urbanism and Architecture


Mission Statement
 

The ESUA project brings together initiatives in several European countries, to create a European network teaching tertiary level modular vocational courses, to be known as the European School of Urbanism and Architecture (ESUA). This project will develop innovative measures and instruments to promote a recognised European qualification in urban design and architecture.

  
The project's university and lifelong learning partners will design, test and assess a develop a transnational curriculum of teaching modules for tertiary students, in a pilot program intended to establish version 1 of a European Curriculum for Urbanism & Architecture (ECUA). Course modules will be developed to address areas that are particularly sought after by governments and the market.

These include but are not limited to: community involvement in planning by the "Charrette"/Enquiry by Design process; spatial analysis using "Space Syntax"; design for walkable neighbourhoods; transport
−oriented development; urban sustainability; building conservation; urban regeneration; adaptive re−use of abandoned buildings; transport planning; regional vernacular architectures of Europe; infill development in historic centres; redevelopment of social housing estates; traditional building crafts and architectural design to enhance historic environments.

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    WORKSHOPS

    ITALY
    Rome - Bari
    May 2007

     
    ROMANIA
    Bran
    August 2007

     
    NORWAY
    Bjørvika, Oslo
    January 2008

     
       
    GERMANY
    Berlin
    June 2008

     
    NORWAY
    Rauland and Ramme
    August 2008