SRD760 - Geo-Planning and Design


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
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EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 1 x 3 hour practical for 5 weeks.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin and includes 3 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per trimester, 2 x 1 hour scheduled practical learning sessions per trimester.


SRD760 will introduce students to the processes involved in planning for large scale urban development.  In this trimester, students will explore urban ecological inquiries that are typical in a professional practice at various scales of planning.  This will involve an examination of aspects such as identification of land suitability, site selection, scenario planning, land use budgeting and evaluation of capacity to accommodate urban development.  Consideration will be given to the environmental, social, and spatial challenges and considerations in the Australian context.

In a project-based format, students will develop an understanding of relevant guidelines, theories, policies, design principles and precedents from global to local scale. Students will apply this understanding and practically examine differing contexts for greenfield or brownfield development sites and critically explore urban built environment quality in terms of form, density, use and associated infrastructure. Project work will integrate site-specific findings using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a research, visualisation, and modelling tool

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