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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Kate Booth|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Evaluate knowledge of the role of planning in colonisation to support the decolonisation 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
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (20%)|Journal (40%)|Essay (40%)|
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Essential readings will be provided for each session, and you are expected to draw on these in sessions and assessment tasks. All of the sources are made available on MyLO, or in links provided in lecture powerpoints.
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