Urban Design

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Urban Design

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PLAN1001 or GN151 or 152

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Concepts & principles which organize the structure & function of cities. The physical elements which constitute urban form. Detailed analysis of social behaviour in public space. Critical aesthetic, social cultural & economic factors which impact upon urban design practice & policy making. Planning approaches which are used to shape urban form.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1. demonstrate a critical understanding of existing and emerging urban design theory, practice and policy making in Australia and internationally
    2. analyse the built urban environment in a way that is cognizant of the social, environmental and cultural implications of urban form and pattern
    3. use an understanding of the urban design process to develop a vision and evidence-based urban design strategy
    4. understand the role of the community in urban design discourse
    1. develop a systematic approach to the urban design process and negotiate urban design ideas within a group context
    2. review, compile and summarise salient concepts from relevant literature and other sources
    1. demonstrate the use, both individually and in groups, of urban design skills, including graphic language, to communicate urban design concepts, logic, and strategy in a professional manner
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour
    Assessment Summary
    Participation: 10%
    Visual Essay: 20%
    Project: 40%
    Final Exam: 30%

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