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This subject introduces students to contemporary landscape architectural practice through the medium of its projects, relating these to landscape and landscape architectural theory using the case study method. Students will be introduced to a range of contemporary landscape architectural projects through international and Australian examples. Various project types will be discussed, including botanical gardens; therapeutic and healing landscapes; memorials; large scale landscape planning projects; coastal and waterfront developments; ecological and biophilic landscape designs; suburban residential estates, urban open space and other project types. Various domains of theory relevant to these types of projects will be progressively introduced and explored in the lectures, tutorials and through readings.
Intended learning outcomes
- To introduce students to the range of contemporary project types in contemporary landscape architectural practice.
- To introduce students to relevant theoretical domains in landscape and landscape architecture that relate to contemporary practice.
- To introduce the case study method.
- Skills in critical reading, thinking and analysis.
- Skills in seeking, evaluating and retrieving information.
- Comprehension of complex concepts and the ability to express these lucidly in writing and orally.
- The ability to work individually and in groups.
Last updated: 5 June 2020