SITE PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

PLA5SPS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Urban design is about considering the qualities and layout of a place to ensure that it works well and contributes to the quality of life of the people that experience it. This extends far beyond the narrow aesthetic considerations that some people think of when they think about urban design. Urban design considers questions of safety, comfort, economics, social equity, ecological performance as well as matters of appearance. This subject aims to develop your knowledge of and skills in site planning and urban design through the study of theory and practice. The course places a strong emphasis on practical projects and includes participation in a structured site planning -urban design project.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBy design: urban design in the planning system: towards better practice,RecommendedCABE.UK DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORT AND REGIONS 2000
ReadingsMaking people ? friendly towns: improving the public environment in towns and cities,RecommendedTibbalds, F.SPON 2000
ReadingsSustainable urbanism: urban design with nature,RecommendedFarr, D.WILEY 2008
ReadingsThe death and life of great American cities,RecommendedJacobs, J.PENGUIN 1961
ReadingsThe urban design reader,RecommendedLarice, M. (ed.)ROUTLEDGE 2006

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Appraise and crtitique examples of contemporary urban design through fieldwork observation and reflection on urban design theory

Activities:
Lectures, fieldwork, observation, review of critical urban design theory
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Create and design responses to urban planning agendas and site specifc localities

Activities:
Lectures, fieldwork, observation, workshop, review of critical urban design theory, presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

03. Evaluate and prepare comprehensive arguments to determine the appropriateness of urban design responses to built environments

Activities:
Lectures, fieldwork, observation, workshop, review of critical urban design theory
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Four 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 7.0 hours field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
An individual project on design issues (3,000 words)This assessment requires students to investigate and report on the scholarly literature relevant to a planning and urban design issue and indicate how this work informs planning practice.35 01, 03, 02
Group project and presentation (3,000 words equivalence)This assessment requires students to work in a group to develop and present a spatial masterplan for a nominated site.55 02, 01, 03
Reflective Piece on Fieldtrip x 500 wordsBased on a site visit and initial analysis, this assessment assists students to record key ideas for their final project.10 03, 01, 02