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Morphological Mapping (ABPL30051)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeABPL30051
Semester 1
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This subject will introduce the field of urban morphological analysis and a range of techniques for urban mapping. It will include techniques for mapping and analysis of various layers of urban data, for instance: figure/ground, grain size, building and public space typology, infrastructure, functional mix, movement networks, density, streetlife, character, viewsheds and pools of use. The focus will be on an understanding of how various techniques of urban mapping can creatively contribute to different urban design concepts, approaches and outcomes within a global context.

Intended learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this subject it is expected that the student be able to:

  • Understand the role and importance of morphological mapping for urban analysis and design;
  • Read and critique a layered morphological database;
  • Build a simple layered database for an urban site;
  • Understand the use of mapping as a creative tool for urban design.

Generic skills

  • Mapping and graphic representation.
  • Use of computerised databases.
  • Ability to engage in interdisciplinary work.
  • Use and citation of sources.
  • Written, verbal and visual presentation of ideas.
  • Ability to analyse social and cultural contexts.
  • Critical thinking and analysis.

Last updated: 18 July 2019