SITE PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

PLA5SPS

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

As our living environments change in response to policy, economics, people and technologies, planners assess, determine and transform landuses to meet current and future needs. This increasingly means working with specialised spaces and places that range from contaminated sites, to sporting and entertainment precincts that hold large scale events, and temporary towns associated with industry or disaster reconstruction sites. This requires a historical and socio-cultural understanding of spaces and places to ensure the proposed qualities and layout of a place works well and contributes to the quality of life for the people that experience it. This extends far beyond narrow aestheticsĀ to questions of safety, comfort, economics, social equity, ecological performance as well as 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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Advanced critical analysis of specialised environments through fieldwork observation

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)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

02. Demonstrated ability to evaluate complex data and arguments when analysing and identifying potential urban design responses to specialised environments

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

03. Demonstrated ability to create and design responses to urban planning agendas specific to specialised environments

Activities:
Lectures, fieldwork, observation, workshop, review of critical urban design theory
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

04. Demonstrated ability to prepare comprehensive arguments and materials that support the appropriateness of urban design responses to specialised environments

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

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Week 41-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 41 - 50
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Students from any campus can enrol in this subject, however, it is delivered face-to-face in Bendigo. Field trip is delivered within Victoria. Online participation may be required"

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 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 01, 02, 03, 04
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 01, 02

Bendigo, 2020, Week 41-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 41 - 50
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Students from any campus can enrol in this subject, however, it is delivered face-to-face in Bendigo. Field trip is delivered within Victoria. Online participation may be required"

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 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 01, 02, 03, 04
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 01, 02

Melbourne, 2020, Week 41-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 41 - 50
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Students from any campus can enrol in this subject, however, it is delivered face-to-face in Bendigo. Field trip is delivered within Victoria. Online participation may be required"

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 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 01, 02, 03, 04
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 01, 02

Mildura, 2020, Week 41-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 41 - 50
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Students from any campus can enrol in this subject, however, it is delivered face-to-face in Bendigo. Field trip is delivered within Victoria. Online participation may be required"

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 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 01, 02, 03, 04
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 01, 02

Shepparton, 2020, Week 41-50, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 41 - 50
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 50 and delivered via blended.
"Students from any campus can enrol in this subject, however, it is delivered face-to-face in Bendigo. Field trip is delivered within Victoria. Online participation may be required"

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 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 01, 02, 03, 04
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 01, 02