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Introduction to Urban Design - ARCH9100

This unit is to introduce students to key concepts and basic principles in urban design through lectures and studio-based tutorials. By taking full advantage of the neighbourhoods around campus as our laboratory for urban design analysis and intervention, this unit will walk students through deep experiential, historical, and spatial study and engagement with Sydney as a place and urbanity. Through the critical interrogation of selected study areas, this unit will help students understand the urban environment where human beings operate physically, culturally and socially. The studio will engage students with critical thinking, collaborative work and constructive discussion, all of which will serve as the foundation on which the assessments will be based. Emerging out of a process of enquiry about the city, students will develop critical observation, visual documentation, map reading, systematic urban analysis, basic urban intervention, and visual, verbal and written communication skills. These skills will help students to participate with effectiveness in the urban design studios and integrated urbanism studio.

Classes
intensive delivery (lectures and studio-based tutorials) over 7 weeks

Assessment
urban design analysis (group) (60%), urban design intervention (group) (40%). Peer review of group work will be required.

Additional information
Students may apply for a waiver for this unit based on their academic and/or professional experience.

Details

Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1a

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Urban and Regional Planning and Policy
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 20 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 2a

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Urban and Regional Planning and Policy
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 21 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Duanfang Lu
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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