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Semester 1 - Online
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Transit Oriented Development is one of the two subjects that define the Transport Design Specilisation in the Bachelor Design.
The subject will examine the relationship between transport planning and urban design in diverse urban, Australian and international contexts. Transport Oriented Design will investigate contemporary practices and policies of efficient integration between transport planning and design that delivers human health, ecological sustainability and social equity outcomes. It will combine skills in design innovation and spatial analysis to deliver a learning platform supporting the study of transportation issues in an interdisciplinary environment.
The subject will be delivered in studio form with readings, lectures, guest lectures and field trips.
Intended learning outcomes
Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:
- Situate transport with urban development, urban design and public health issues;
- Identify key issues in transport policy;
- Develop skills in spatial analysis and design innovation;
- Understand current practices for efficient integration of transportation and urban design in Australian and international contexts;
- Interpret the conditions for successful integration as well as critically assess related challenges;
- Link transport design with human health, environmental benefits and social equity;
- Evaluate transport oriented design from both urban design and transport policy perspectives.
- Upon successful completion of this subject the student will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills: • Ability to conduct spatial analysis of transportation systems and urban design outcomes at multiple scales. • Understand the intricacies of the relationship between transport planning and urban design • Ability to evaluate design and transport integration based on economic, social and environmental outcomes delivered. • Ability to communicate knowledge spatially, through essay writing and orally through class discussions and presentations. • Be equipped with theoretical and analytical concepts related to transport and urban design integration.
Last updated: 9 June 2021