University of Queensland
Area of Study
Urban Studies and Planning
Taught In English
PLAN1001 or GN151 or 152
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionConcepts & 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 ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:RELATED TO SPATIAL/COGNITIVE SKILLS
RELATED TO DESIGN/PRACTICAL SKILLS
- demonstrate a critical understanding of existing and emerging urban design theory, practice and policy making in Australia and internationally
- analyse the built urban environment in a way that is cognizant of the social, environmental and cultural implications of urban form and pattern
- use an understanding of the urban design process to develop a vision and evidence-based urban design strategy
- understand the role of the community in urban design discourse
RELATED TO COMMUNICATION
- develop a systematic approach to the urban design process and negotiate urban design ideas within a group context
- review, compile and summarise salient concepts from relevant literature and other sources
Class Contact2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hourAssessment SummaryParticipation: 10%Visual Essay: 20%Project: 40%Final Exam: 30%
- 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
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