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Courses should include urban design says Whitby


URBAN DESIGN needs to be embraced by university engineering courses, the audience at the annual conference of the Association of Municipal Engineers heard last week.

'Our graduates should be aware of the effects of their engineering, not just on buildings, but on the spaces in between these buildings', demanded ICE senior vice president, Mark Whitby.

Whitby, chairman of the Urban Design Alliance (UDAL), appealed for urban design to be formally introduced into university courses, as he forecast its increasing importance.

Composed of members of various professional and specialist institutions, UDAL hopes to address the complex relationships within the built and natural environments, crossing established professional boundaries.

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