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SRD764 - Urban Design Studio

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Yolanda Esteban


SRD761 (students enrolled in S700, S701 - nil)



Incompatible with: SRD464
Contact hours:

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


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.


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%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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