Urban Design Studio
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 DescriptionThe PLAN2000 course will focus on developing a vision, design and implementation strategies for a specific (spatial) project area. The intention is to prepare a vision, design and precinct plan for the area. It is hoped that the experience will equip students to effectively align strategic intentions (a vision) with design outcomes, statutory rule sets (precinct plan and development codes) and associated strategies to deliver the vision.Course IntroductionOur project for this semester will focus on a vision, design and implementation strategies for a project area in a Brisbane suburb. The intention is to develop a vision, design and precinct plan for the area. It is hoped that the experience will equip students to effectively align strategic intentions (a vision) with design outcomes, statutory rule sets (precinct plan and development codes) and associated strategies to deliver the vision.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact3 Practical or Laboratory hoursAssessment SummaryOnline Quiz: 20%Report: 30%Plan: 50% (5% of which is for the in-class presentation)
- Explain and evaluate the impact of larger-scale planning issues and policies on local planning matters
- Comprehend social, economic, environmental, design issues and strategies that affect the development and implementation of local plans
- Develop a vision and desired environmental outcomes for a local area that express its preferred future character
- Identify and develop planning instruments and implementation strategies which are used to deliver the vision, design and desired environmental outcomes and control the type, intensity and physical form of land use
- Know how to work professionally as part of a diverse team responsible for developing a local plan
- Understand the role of local communities in local planning
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.