University of Queensland
Area of Study
Urban Studies and Planning
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionPractical work on complex planning problems designed to integrate subject material covered in third year of program; generally involves projects dealing with metropolitan, regional or city centre planning issues.Course IntroductionThe goal of this course is to enable students to engage creatively on a real life project. It helps student's critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students from PLAN3000 are required to audit a site and to generate some visionary planning options which are commercially viable from inception. The course will present contemporary urban challenges such as Urban Regeneration. Project execution is not covered. Students from PLAN3000 will learn to solve the real life urban planning problems under contemporary commercial and planning constraints.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact1 Lecture hour, 2 Practical or Laboratory hoursAssessment SummaryParticipation: 15%Report (conceptual plan of development): 20%Online Quiz: 30%Presentation: 15%Design Report: 20%
- Acquire knowledge about sustainable urban regeneration
- Work productively in an interdisciplinary team and manage team work
- Audit a site in terms of strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats, given the market, planning and local urban context
- Develop a conceptual plan of development incorporating factors to be considered in a cost benefit analysis for a given area
- Communicate analysis, options and recommendations professionally both orally and in writing
- Propose a design proposal that is commercially viable within the constraints of a local neighbourhood plan
- Acquire knowledge about costing sustainable buildings in a given area
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.