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Unit details

SRA760 - Urban Ecologies

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Cohort rule:

Students enrolled in S700 or S701 must enrol in campus mode

Unit chair:

H Elkadi

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar/review for 10 weeks

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit will challenge students to rehearse and then apply this understanding to specific urban conditions and sites. The unit will act as a broad critical analysis of the contemporary social, economic and environmental challenges that shape Australia’s built environment and to consider various strategies for forming new or regenerating existing urban territories. This unit will immerse students in analysis of a complex urban project addressing the multiple scales, ecologies, infrastructure conditions, building types and material expressions.
The project-based format will be supplemented with classes that introduce each exercise and additional talks that address the theoretical bases of urban ecologies. Students are presented with urban conditions that have been selected to introduce an increasing array of physical, social, and environmental complexities as the trimester proceeds. Students will be asked to engender a critical consideration of contemporary urban environments and its relation to differing ecologies.

Assessment

Morphological analysis 30%, speculative design 35%, strategic ecological considerations 35%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3083$3335

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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