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Urban Design for People and Places (PLAN20002)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codePLAN20002
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Urban Design introduces the visual, spatial, social and design dimensions in planning for public spaces. Urban Design for People and Places examines how a city’s built form, function and structure is shaped by its interaction with multidimensional forces – including the physical, technological, cultural, social, economic, and environmental –to create a public life which continuously shapes and is shaped by both people’s activities and the places they inhabit. It explores a broad range of concepts, theories, principles, and processes to frame the urban design practice – developing, proposing and negotiating creative urban design solutions to address urban issues in a dynamic setting.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this subject should be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical understanding of urban design theory, practice and policy making, and its relation to urban planning; 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in applying urban design principles and processes whilst recognizing the social, environmental, economic and cultural values and sensitivities of the built environment; 
  • Demonstrate spatial and design thinking skills in developing, proposing and negotiating creative urban design solutions, individually and in a group, to address urban issues; 
  • Understand the role of stakeholders in the urban design process; 
  • Visually communicate and convey a sense of urban design work with the use of media; and 
  • Demonstrate a process of growth and learning of urban design over time.

Generic skills

Students who have successfully completed this subject will have developed the following generic skills:

  • Critical thinking and analysis;
  • Use and citation of sources;
  • Written and verbal presentation of ideas;
  • Essay and report writing;
  • Application of generic theories to specific examples;
  • Ability to analyze social and cultural contexts.

Last updated: 22 November 2018