URBD5808 Case Studies in Urban Design

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminar presentation; (2) report; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Rachel Pleasant
Contact hours
36 (seminars: 12 x 3 hours per week)
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
This unit is taught by the Australian Urban Design Research Centre.
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