PLANNING AND DESIGNING BETTER CITIES, TOWNS AND SUBURBS

PLA1IPD

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Cities, towns and suburbs are now home to half of the world's population.This subject provides an intro to how we plan and design our urban areas & how cities and their planning and design impacts on how people live their lives, where they work, how far and efficiently they travel, their standard of living and how healthy they will be.The development of cities is a social, economic and environmental response to the needs and demand of human habitation.How we plan (or don't plan) cities, towns and suburbs reflects how we allocate, design and value land uses and the built and natural environment.Collectively these factors influence and provide limits to our use and enjoyment of cities.Using case studies, fieldwork and practical work, students will develop skills in the planning and design of urban areas to determine how efficient they are, how they consume energy and resources and how the types of environments we live in influence everyday life.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Co-requisitesN/A

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA history of European housing in Australia,RecommendedTroy, P. (ed.)CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2000
ReadingsLooking after heritage places,RecommendedPearson, M. and Sullivan, S.MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1995
ReadingsThe Australian metropolis: a planning history,RecommendedHamnett, S. and Freestone, A. (eds)ALLEN & UNWIN 2000
ReadingsThe new urban frontier: urbanization and city building in Australasia and the American West,RecommendedFrost, L.NSW UNIVERSITY PRESS. 1991

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss and illustrate understanding of the theory, concepts and practice of planning and urban design as a historical development across the world and with a particular focus on historical and contemporary Australia

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, article review, essay, test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Writing

02. Identify the key elements of cities and design

Activities:
case studies, lectures, tutorial, fieldtrips, classroom presentation, test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Speaking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

03. Interpret the role and function of community‐based movements on planning and design against the development of legislation and government policy seeking to promote good design

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, essay, fieldtrips, classroom presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Teamwork
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving

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