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2. The Craft of Place

An Introductory Course in the Evolving Culture of Building
By Michael Mehaffy

How to Use This Module

This is the second e-learning module for a series of courses in urbanism, architecture and building crafts known as the “European School of Urbanism and Architecture.” The programme was designed for new students to the study of urbanism and building, and for professionals and practitioners who wish to increase their level of understanding of
important new topics in best practice. More information in this programme is available on this website. 

If this is your first time learning about this subject, and you find this module interesting, you will have the option to take more modules on line in the future. But this on-line element is really only a part of the full course of study. This module is designed to be integrated with a hands-on learning programme that will allow you to learn in the most effective way known: “learning by doing”. You will have the opportunity to participate in field studies of actual projects, working alongside leading practitioners, and using the latest tools and techniques.

This module is specifically designed as an introductory course for those coming to study building crafts in the programme, but may be taken by others as well.

The full project-based curriculum is now in the pilot phase, and is planned to be launched as a full-time programme after several years of development. You can learn more on this website.

Each e-learning module begins with a short reading, and then gives you links to additional reading. The final examination includes a short multiple-choice section, and a written essay portion that you can enter through a form, or email to the course instructor as a text document.

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