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Historic Preservation 469, Laboratory in Preservation Planning, expands upon the methods and information learned in HISP 405 by providing students with practical experience in preservation planning. This course consists of a single team-based project. This format is intended to prepare students for real-world experiences as they approach graduation. The 2013 lab will focus on the creation of a pedestrian plan for Fredericksburg.
Utilize the research, documentation, and analytical skills acquired to date.
Develop a work plan for data collection and analysis.
Explore and analyze relevant pedestrian plans from around the country.
Collect street and pedestrian data in the field.
Develop detailed, illustrated recommendations for improvement.
Write and present a comprehensive pedestrian plan for the city.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to synthesize what they have learned in historic preservation courses and apply their knowledge to a new situation.
Students will expand their data-collection skills by implementing a street audit and pedestrian counts.
Students will hone the writing, speaking, and design skills they have developed in previous courses.
|Graded Course Requirements||Due Date||Weight|
|Class Participation||All Semester||25%|
|Course Journal||Feb 20, Mar 27 & May 1||15%|
|Data Collection & Analysis||All semester||25%|
|Week 1: Jan 16||Class Introduction & Problem Statement|
|Week 2: Jan 23||Fredericksburg Conditions
Readings: Fredericksburg Pathways and FAMPO Regional Bicycle Pedestrian Plan
|Week 3: Jan 30||Data Collection I: Audit Instructions|
|Week 4: Feb 6||Field Session: Street Audit|
|Week 5: Feb 13||Discussion: Pedestrian & Bicycle Plans from Around the Country
Resource: pedbikeinfo.org (note: this is the best starting point but other resources are available and should be used.)
|Week 6: Feb 20||Data Collection II: Pedestrian Counts (Journal entry due)|
|Week 7: Feb 27||Bike/Ped Plan Outline Elaboration|
|Week 8: Mar 6||NO CLASS – SPRING BREAK|
|Week 9: Mar 13||Data Analysis I|
|Week 10: Mar 20||Data Analysis II|
|Week 11: Mar 27||Plan Elaboration: Writing, Mapping & Illustrations (Journal entry due)|
|Week 12: Apr 3||Plan Elaboration II|
|Week 13: Apr 10||Editing & Layout|
|Week 14: Apr 17||Course Conclusion|
|Week 15: Apr 24||PRESENTATION (day & time TBD)|
|Week 16: May 1||PEDESTRIAN PLAN DUE (Final journal entry due)|