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  • Cities Without SlumsABPL90279

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    This subject was formerly called Comparative Housing Policy and Services. Urbanization can be a generative force of our time. For the first time in human history, more people live in cities and towns than in rural areas. Around 56 percent of the world’s population is urbanized (2017 figures) and...

  • Performative EcologiesABPL90283

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores the principles of ecological systems. It will introduce basic ecological concepts and fundamental ecological systems, and their applications in landscape design. It will include plants and biomes, soils and water, spatial geometries, emergence, resilience, and the ecological...

  • Property SecuritisationABPL90034

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics covered include: Commercial property as an investment asset class in Australia; Property joint ventures, partnerships, trusts, funds and companies; Listed and unlisted REITs; Valuation and pricing of listed and unlisted property securities; Equity and debt financing; Taxation of property ...

  • Architectural Conservation in East AsiaABPL90146

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject offers a comparative approach to architectural conservation in East Asia from an international perspective. The subject emphasises the mutually dependent relationships between conservation of historical buildings and preservation of traditional techniques and knowledge. Discussions w...

  • Healthy CommunitiesABPL90022

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In recent years, there has been a greatly increased interest in the impacts of the built environment on health and wellbeing. At present, spatial inequalities in regards to access to jobs, affordable housing, social services, and healthy food results in a greater burden of disease for particular ...

  • MSD Thesis -Semester Long (25 Points)ABPL90067

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    ABPL90067 MSD Thesis - Semester Long (25 points) is designed to produce a 10,000 word critical exposition of knowledge, gained through the student's own efforts to demonstrate a sound understanding of a topic of their choice. Regular meetings will be held with a supervisor to allow students to ob...

  • Shaping the LandscapeABPL90271

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores landscape as three-dimensional design. Through a series of related design exercises it investigates and tests conceptual, metaphoric, structural and technical characteristics of landform manipulation and material application. Aspects of site grading, earthwork manipulation a...

  • Property InvestmentABPL90036

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is a survey of investment decision-making in the context of property, with a focus on cash flows, return, and value. Property investments are surveyed with emphases on the analysis of commercial real estate and the theory and methods of investment analysis in respect to tax and finan...

  • Landscape Detail DesignABPL90074

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly called Advanced Landscape Technology. This subject links the creative, practical and technical aspects of landscape architecture design process to construction by developing knowledge and skills that translate and communicate design into the language of construction doc...

  • MSD Minor Thesis Part 1ABPL90396

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This individual study based subject is a capstone option for the completion of the Master of Urban Planning. Students will be supervised by an academic throughout the research process. Discussions with a supervisor allow the student to obtain advice and guidance for completion of an independent s...

  • Realising The Knowledge EconomyABPL90409

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Realising The Knowledge Economy develops a holistic approach to the understanding and realisation of the urban knowledge economy, i.e., an urban development strategy that draws upon knowledge-intensive sectors and activities. In particular, the implications and impacts of this strategy in propert...

  • MUCH Heritage Industry InternshipABPL90360

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students enrolled in this subject will complete a internship of a minimum of four weeks full-time placement with an external organisation in the architectural, urban and cultural heritage field. Students will be supervised by the Subject Coordinator in collaboration with a designated party at the...

  • Landscape MaterialitiesABPL90340

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject engages with contemporary landscape architecture practice through guided investigation projects on materiality and technology. Students will select an area of interest from a list of nominated topics to investigate through research-design exercises. The subject emphasises exploratory ...

  • Landscape Studio 2: Site and DesignABPL90176

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This studio follows a multi-objective approach in exploring the interrelation between site and design in landscape architectural practice. Site exploration and conceptual design aspects of site transformation are introduced, alongside 3D representation techniques.Emphasis will be given to a proce...

  • Energy & Carbon in the Built EnvironmentABPL90405

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Cities are responsible for more than 70% of energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions. The operation of buildings alone represents around 40% of energy use in many developed economies. Reducing energy use and transitioning towards zero greenhouse emissions in the built environment is the...

  • Construction Contract AdministrationABPL30039

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Contractual rights, obligations and construction contracts are presented. Construction legislation and statutory controls are also investigated along with contractual disputes and resolutions. A significant part of the subject aims to provide students with the basic principles and practice of adm...

  • Construction of Residential BuildingsABPL20042

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Residential Construction and Structures. A major portion of the general public has aspirations for home ownership and this continues to drive the residential market in Australia. This subject provides an introduction to residential and multi-unit residential lo...

  • MSD Minor Thesis Part 2ABPL90397

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Please refer to ABPL90396 MSD Minor Thesis Part 1

  • Principles of Property ValuationABPL20004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Property and property valuation matter, Residential and commercial properties form a substantial part of a nation’s wealth. The practice of quantifying the wealth of landed resources affects the stability of the local, the national and the global markets. Building on prior study of ENVS10003 Con...

  • Construction of Concrete BuildingsABPL20053

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Concrete Structures and Construction Commercial and high rise construction (excluding industrial buildings) relies heavily on the use of reinforced concrete for structural components. The cost of the building structure is a significant portion of the total cost...