Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be introduced to the theory, concepts and practice of planning and urban design as an historical development across the world and with a particular focus on historical and contemporary Australia. These developments are studied in the context of progressive planning and architectural movements such as the city beautiful and garden suburb movements and the rise of new urbanism as a design reaction to post WWII suburbs. You will access 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. Using case studies, fieldwork and practical work, you will develop skills assessing the key elements of cities and understanding key elements of design.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, workshops, practicums, report, presentation

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop foundational academic literacies
02. Identify key figures and influential ideas in planning and urban design.
03. Apply threshold concepts and language in simple planning and urban design tasks.
04. Develop foundational knowledge and skills related to spatial representation in planning

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKiran Shinde

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Practicums (1,500 words equivalent) Practicums might comprise activities such as completing planning forms, site visits,

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Presentation (750 words equivalent) The presentation provides students the opportunity to learn and practice presentation skills, which will be required in professional life.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Report (1,500 words) The report provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and application of key planning language, ideas and concepts

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4