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Unit Overview

Description

Urban Design professionals present and discuss real projects they have worked on to communicate the ideas behind complex urban design projects, the role of the urban designer and the many influences that emerge during design and implementation. In parallel students develop an appreciation of the challenges of developing and maintaining an urban design vision in a globally connected, multi-stakeholder environment. Students discuss and communicate their analysis of guest presentations and key projects with each other and are able to form a considered critique of design projects.

Credit
6 points
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) familiarise with the origins and context of key urban development initiatives; (2) familiarise with the role of urban design in the implementation of major urban design projects; and (3) understand the processes of design development and project delivery, the interaction of different disciplines and mechanisms during these project stages and their influence on urban design outcomes.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminar presentation; (2) report; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Rachel Pleasant
Contact hours
36 (seminars: 12 x 3 hours per week)
Note
This unit is taught by the Australian Urban Design Research Centre.
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.