The principles and practices of urban planning and design shape the physical spaces and social lives of our towns and cities. In this unit, you will learn about the historic and theoretical context of urban design and planning, including Aboriginal approaches and perspectives. By gaining a deeper understanding of urban environments, you will build knowledge of contemporary towns and cities by studying key urban dynamics and processes such as climate change, colonisation, housing financialisation and liveability. Focusing on a socio-economically diverse area, you will apply this knowledge in formulating just urban policy and developing a strategic plan for urban change. You will also develop knowledge and skills in urban design by applying design principles in on-the-ground evaluations of urban streetscapes. In this unit, you will benefit from local, national and international case studies, field trips, and extensive engagement with built environment professionals such as architects, developers, designers and planners.
|Unit name||Urban Planning and Design|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
Dr Kate Booth
Dr Kate Booth
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Evaluate knowledge of the role of planning in colonisation to support the decolonize of contemporary planning practice
Analyse quantitative, qualitative and spatial data to enable evidence-based urban decision-making
Critically apply urban design and strategic planning methods and principles to address complex urban problems
Execute graphic, written and verbal communication skills tailored to diverse audiences to contribute to just and equitable urban change
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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On-campus students: interactive lectures and workshops (48 hours over 12 weeks), and field trip (8 hours in 1 week); Distance education students: online lectures each week of up to 90 minutes a week weekly online discussions and group work for approximately 2-hrs/week over 13 weeks
4,000 word essay (40%), studio practice journal (40%), class participation (20%)
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