Plan Making

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Plan Making

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: PLAN2000

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Practical 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 Introduction
    The 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 Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • 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
    Class Contact
    1 Lecture hour, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours
    Assessment Summary
    Participation: 15%
    Report (conceptual plan of development): 20%
    Online Quiz: 30%
    Presentation: 15%
    Design Report: 20%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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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.