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Urban and Landscape Heritage (ABPL90075)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90075
Campus
Parkville
Availability
September
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The development of landscape design in Australia. The influence and work of Australian landscape designers. Concepts of natural and cultural heritage. Types of landscape heritage: Australian indigenous landscapes, public and private parks and gardens, institutional and industrial landscapes, symbolic and commemorative landscapes. Heritage legislation and organisations. Techniques for the assessment of landscape heritage. Case studies are used to illustrate the theory and practice of planning and managing sites that have cultural significance.

Intended learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this subject the student should demonstrate:

  • A critical understanding of the landscape as product of natural and cultural forces operating over time, including the evolution of and meanings attached to cultural landscapes;
  • An understanding of the importance of heritage to individuals and cultural groups;
  • An understanding of the scope and variety of heritage landscapes and the legislation and organisations which conserve and manage them;
  • The ability to apply theory, techniques and design skills to a wide variety of heritage conservation situations, and the capacity to generate management decisions which will stand scrutiny over time.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the landscape as a product of natural and cultural forces operating over time, including the evolution of and meanings attached to cultural landscapes.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of heritage to individuals and cultural groups.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the scope and variety of heritage landscapes and the legislation and organisations which conserve and manage them.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply theory, techniques and design skills to a wide variety of heritage conservation situations, and the capacity to generate management decisions which will stand scrutiny over time.

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Ability to seek out evaluate and retrieve information from multiple sources.
  • Analysis of historical information.
  • Application of historical evidence to contemporary problem solving.

Last updated: 23 October 2017