URBD5805 Contemporary Urbanism

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online-TT
Content
This unit explores the nature and utility of theory in urban design, examining the relationship between design ideologies and the theories of the environment on which they are based. Major design movements of the twentieth century and current urban design ideologies are critically evaluated, providing a foundation for rigorous evaluation of the design proposals advanced by practising professionals, as well as the student's own design propositions being developed in the design studio.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop an appreciation of the construction of urban design theory and (2) evaluate the application of different theoretical constructs in design practice.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a contribution to weekly seminar activities; (2) an essay (min. 3000 words) which explores a particular aspect of an urban theory; and (3) case study presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Julian Bolleter
Contact hours
36 (lectures/seminars: 12 x 3 hours per week)
Note
This unit is taught by the Australian Urban Design Research Centre.
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