Provides an overview of settlement patterns and associated theory as well as an introduction to urban design methodologies in relation to current planning practices. The unit examines past and present settlements and their characteristics in the context of planning theory and looks at design elements, site analysis, urban form, public amenity and space and the impact of planning on built form and the public domain.
Topic 1: Historical Settlement Patterns and the Evolution of Urban Areas in Australia.
Topic 2: Contemporary Settlements and the Urban Environment.
Topic 3: Principles of Urban Design.
Topic 4: Site Assessment.
Topic 5: Design Elements an Urban Form.
Topic 6: Public Space.
Topic 7: Planning, Urban Design and the Public Domain.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the underpinnings and evolution of urban settlements.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||relate historical settlement elements and patterns to contemporary urban areas.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply the principles of urban design to land use planning.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||prepare plans and supporting rationale illustrating and explaining urban design outcomes.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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