Urban Spatial Analysis
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There will be a 1-hr lecture and 2-hr lab each week. The lectures will cover foundational theories of spatial analysis and introduce various spatial analytical tools. The labs will allow students to gain hands-on experiences by applying the spatial analysis techniques to real-world problems.
Depending on the Covid-19 situation, in-class attendance is highly recommended for this paper. PowerPoint notes will be provided on Moodle and all lectures will be recorded and made available on Panopto.
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Linked to the following assessments:
- Identify available spatial datasets and use the data for analysis
- Apply the key spatial tools for analyzing and modeling spatial patterns and relationships
- Create meaningful maps
- Apply spatial and critical thinking about urban issues and relate them to urban planning and policy making
- Communicate and present the spatial analysis effectively
Assessment in this paper comprises lab assignments and a final group project, including a final written report and in-class presentation. Grades will be determined based on the following allocation:
- Lab assignments (60%): There are in total 10 labs and each will count for 6% of the total mark.
- Final group project (30%)
- Final group presentation (10%)
All assessments for this paper test students' understanding of lecture materials as well as their practical competence in problem-solving application. All written assessments are graded based on their quality such as the choice of spatial tools, accuracy of resulting findings, levels of critical analysis, and effectiveness of written and visual presentations. Additionally, the group project that involves teamwork will be assessed based on the outcome of the project and an anonymous peer-review of individual contribution at the end of the semester. In short, all members of a group share the same grade for the outcome portion of the assessment, and then the final grade of each individual within the group will be determined by applying a multiplier based on the peer assessment. Hence, group members whose contribution is considered 'average' will be given the group outcome grade, whereas others having made above or below 'average' contributions will have their grade adjusted upwards or downwards.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
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|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Lab assignments||
|2. Final Project||
|3. Project Presentation||
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