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URBD1000 Introduction to Urban Design

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Environmental Geography and Planning major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
Content
While our urban settlements can be viewed as our most enduring cultural artefacts, the form and evolution of the city is emerging as a significant global issue confronting contemporary societies. This unit seeks to develop an appreciation of the historic evolution of the city and the range of forces impacting on city development both across time and in different social, political and economic circumstances.

This unit provides the opportunity for students to develop practical skills in the generation, representation, and communications of design.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the historic development of the city and the social, cultural and economic forces at work in its evolution; (2) appreciate the range of urban design theories put forward in attempting to explain the city and the broader frameworks within which these theories exist; (3) understand the substantive and emerging challenges faced by the contemporary city from the point of view of urban designers; and (4) demonstrate both critical thinking in the analysis of academic literature and competent written skills in presenting an opinion.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) presentation; (2) notebook (LMS); and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Julian Bolleter
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.