Designing the Sustainable Landscape

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Designing the Sustainable Landscape

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Design, Environmental Sustainability, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ABPL30001 Architectural Design 3A

    705-235 Designing the Middle Landscape
    705-236 Designing the Conserved Natural Landscape

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject integrates ecological and cultural studies through advanced studio-based application. The issues of sustainability as they relate to the planning and design professions are explored through the medium of a major site, with a program of guided exercises culminating in a major presentation. Students will be expected to demonstrate critical awareness of the issues and pursue with rigour a strategy of design from the conceptual to the resolved, addressing the process of balancing resource use and conservation through time. Students will present and defend their concepts to an external jury of professionals and interested parties, using appropriate selected media and techniques that demonstrate advanced command. The basis of the design (theoretical, conceptual and practical) will also be presented in report form.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.