PLANNING 7032 - Urbanism: Critique, Policy, Practice

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

This course undertakes a critical exploration of urbanisation, helping students to understand and critique urban environments. The course is vitally concerned with how people live in urban environments, interrogating urban development policy and the way it affects built outcomes. The impacts of principles of urban design and infrastructure are examined. Scales ranging from individual building and street level to neighbourhood and broader urban regions will be considered. Theme examined may include social and environmental justice, economic infrastructure and social equity. The issues addressed may include sense of place, permeability, activation, patterns of use, accessibility, legibility, function, environmental character, civil works and impact and interaction of public space with transport, amongst other concerns. The course looks to develop students' abilities to link an informed intellectual overview of urban histories to current opportunities and constraints regarding the initiation of well-articulated and effective change to urban environments.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PLANNING 7032
    Course Urbanism: Critique, Policy, Practice
    Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible PLANNING 7026 and PLANNING 7027
    Restrictions Available to M.Plan and M.Plan (UD) students only
    Course Description This course undertakes a critical exploration of urbanisation, helping students to understand and critique urban environments. The course is vitally concerned with how people live in urban environments, interrogating urban development policy and the way it affects built outcomes. The impacts of principles of urban design and infrastructure are examined. Scales ranging from individual building and street level to neighbourhood and broader urban regions will be considered. Theme examined may include social and environmental justice, economic infrastructure and social equity. The issues addressed may include sense of place, permeability, activation, patterns of use, accessibility, legibility, function, environmental character, civil works and impact and interaction of public space with transport, amongst other concerns. The course looks to develop students' abilities to link an informed intellectual overview of urban histories to current opportunities and constraints regarding the initiation of well-articulated and effective change to urban environments.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Julian Worrall

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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