This introductory unit of study will provide students with the necessary skills to participate effectively in the urban design studios and integrated urbanism studio. The unit will include site, spatial and public domain analysis, map and plan reading, visual, verbal and written communication techniques, and basic computer-based 3 dimensional modelling and numerical analysis. It will introduce students to the objectives and principles of urban design by analysing a number of public spaces, the spaces between buildings and the public domain and urban conditions in Sydney.
Intensive delivery (lectures and tutorials) for total of 38 hours over 7 weeks
(60%) Formative assessment, (40%) summative assessment. Assessments comprise both group and individual components. Peer review of group work will be required.
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Students may be granted advanced standing based on portfolio.