You will gain practical experience in planning and urban design, both individually and in small groups, as you work on the development or redevelopment of a neighbourhood. The lecture material and assessment incrementally build knowledge to allow you to develop design skills and capabilities within the context of strategic planning and urban design frameworks. There will be a focus on spatial analysis, urban form, and designing and delivering mixed use communities. Your design and justification will be developed to professional standards for presentation to a client.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – 3 hour workshop each week||3hrs||Week 1||12 times|
|Fieldwork – Fieldtrip to be advised by Course Coordinator||8hrs||Week 4||Once Only|
Community and site context and analysis
Place-making, social opportunities and human scale
Urban design principles and practice – “marketing places”
Urban feasibility, including planning scheme and policy requirements
Concept design for community development
Consolidating planning and design practice
300 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Understand and identify natural and cultural environmental processes; urban and regional economies; and social and demographic parameters.||Sustainability-focussed|
|2||Recognise and apply relevant planning legislation and policy as it relates to the project site.||Engaged|
|3||Synthesise various forms of data to identify problems and opportunities and formulate objectives and solutions to resolve issues.||Sustainability-focussed|
|4||Communicate in a professional manner via verbal, written and graphic media||Empowered|
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Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Timely and detailed feedback is provided for each assessment. Feedback is provided both within text and general comments to build scholarly skills. Students are able to seek feedback through face-to-face discussion with the course coordinator. Tutorials will include extended discussion and review of the assessment task requirements
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 4||In Class|
1300 words / student
|Week 8||In Class|
|All||3||Artefact - Creative, and Oral||Individual||35%||
1000 words and 1 x A1 design board
|Week 13||In Class|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Community and Regional Analysis|
This task will enable you to understand and identify natural and cultural environmental processes; urban and regional economies; and social and demographic parameters of the case study site and community.
You will prepare a a written and illustrated community analysis report. This will include factual, descriptive and illustrated site, local and regional analysis, including data collected form the field trip. Considerations to be presented will include: - Identification of all relevant stakeholders - Location and community context, including planning scheme provisions - Social, economic, environmental and transport attributes and the range of spatial and physical features influencing site development - Interpretation and analyses of the relevant opportunities and challenges across site, local and regional scales
|All - Assessment Task 2:Vision and Concept Plans|
Building from your community analysis you will develop a vision and a number of development concepts for the case study site and community.
In groups, you will develop a vision showing evolution from, and relationship to, the community analysis and the client needs. You will also develop concepts for the case study site including the identification of lot yield and how they meet government development criteria including density requirements. They will respond to urban design principles and identify the elements of urban structure required to support the vision. This report has a written component but is primarily a document that uses plans, maps, images, graphics and captions to convey the vision.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Detailed Design & Presentation|
This task is will enable you to understand how principles of urban design, and the concepts you have developed are represented at the human scale. You will also be required to present and communicate your understanding and ideas in a creative, engaging and professional way
|Product:||Artefact - Creative, and Oral|
Individually you will prepare a detailed design of a site from your concepts. This document has a written component but is primarily a document that uses plans, maps, images, graphics and captions to convey the message. For the presentation component you will produce an A1 board presenting your design outcome
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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