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A studio-based subject that engages with large scale landscapes. GIS applications are introduced as a tool for exploring ecological and cultural systems across multiple scales to inform better planning, design and development strategies for sustainability.
- Students will be required to design and print A1 or A0 size drawings for pin-up presentations and crits; cost approx. $240 to $300 per person.
- ArcGIS Desktop student evaluation version (1 year trial) is available for free from the Reception Desk of MSD Library.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of the subject, students should have an understanding of:
- The processes of conducting landscape assessment and landscape planning;
- Technical skills (GIS) as required for broad scale landscape analysis and assessment;
- Exploring ecological and cultural systems across multiple scales to inform better planning and design strategies;
- Strategic planning that engages with sustainable urban growth at regional or metropolitan scales;
- Comprehensive planning at suburban level that integrates broader urban and landscape issues, especially issues of ecological and economic concern.
- Exploration of comprehensive mapping techniques.
- Creative application of specialist software (GIS).
- Development of strategic design decisions.
- Ability to respond to cultural, ecological and spatial contexts.
- Ability to apply skills in design research.
- Creative response to complex problem.
Last updated: 16 March 2020