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SRD764 - Urban Design Studio

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

John Rollo


SRD761 (students enrolled in S700, S701 - nil)



Incompatible with: SRD464
Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 3 hour studio per week


The subject allows students to work on high profile strategic planning and design issues in three areas critical to the future growth of Australia's urban environment: Metropolitan Urbanism, Urbanism on the periphery and Regional Urbanism. The aim of the subject is to analyse the existing fabric or specific precincts in transition; identify the artificial and natural boundaries which shape or limit their place setting; and develop a range of sustainable generic urban design strategies that resolve areas of discontinuity and open up options for stimulating urban regeneration. On completion of the unit students should be able to: Develop an understanding of the place of architecture and landscape within the context of the city; explore methodologies for evaluating and responding to an urban context; be familiar with the preparation of an 'Urban Design Framework'; develop strategic planning policy and guidelines information to assist in the effective urban design decision making; evaluate the impact of design related decisions on community health and well being; appreciate ecological sustainable development principles within the urban context; and make sensitive design decisions which consider the cost/benefit impact in relation to both physical and cultural heritage issues.


Collaborative design project 50%, individual project 20%, work report (2,000 words) 30%

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