In my personal opinion i thought the the process for the overall curriculum was well organized. Starting from the neighborhood analysis, followed by the block typology analysis and the the urban city analysis were all perfect exercises to give everyone a starting idea on what urban design is.
I thought the lecture on happiness was interesting and it brought the class together as a whole. It gave everyone the chance to express their own views and ideas on happiness and it promoted discussions within everyone in the class.
I felt that the meeting clients was a a new experience that would be good for every one to try out. Learning to communicate with other people is a skill that everyone could use for their future lives.
Master plan vs. Architecture
I thought that the time distributed for each assignment was okay. I think it’s really hard to balance the time to a reasonable scale since both assignments require a fair amount of time. I believe that the time for each project is appropriate and that it all comes down to the students and their dedication.
Teamwork is very important. It helps you realize how one communicates with others and it puts everyone to the test when disputes arise. It challenges everyone to find common ground and to take the ideas of others into consideration in order to progress as a team and not an individual.