Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students consider urban challenges and innovation in the context of historical and contemporary urban design. For the first time in world history the majority of humankind now lives in cities, and in cities that are bigger and more complex than any previous historical epoch. The design of cities, the places within them, the relationship of the built form to space and place are critical elements. Students will be assisted to think about the spatial, built form, technological and cultural challenges of our cities for long term sustainability. In this subject students will be required to complete an urban design project.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTrevor Budge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in a postgraduate Planning course. Students enrolled in ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD or AMSPMD


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTrevor Budge

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 10 - 22
Five 7.0 hours block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"May include fieldtrip"


Assessment elementComments%
Essay x 1500 words25
Group project, presentation and poster equivalent 2000 words30
Individual project in urban design x 2500 words35
Reflective Piece on Melbourne Fieldtrip x 500 words10