Course Title: Urban Design and Planning
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Urban Design and Planning
Credit Points: 12
365H Global, Urban and Social Studies
|Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017
Course Coordinator: Ian Woodcock
Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3441
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
In this course you will acquire and develop and apply a range of urban design skills and professional knowledge. You will respond to a contemporary urban design brief focusing on a case study site. You will develop urban design analyses and proposals that will be presented and critiqued. You will engage in independent as well as collaborative fieldwork, research, analysis and design activities to inform your ideas and proposals. You will be expected to demonstrate that you can work productively with others to establish processes and to allocate responsibilities and roles to address the design brief.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Apply a range of key urban design, research and problem solving skills to complex real-world situations
• Analyse a case study site, drawing on theoretical approaches and a range of available documents including plans, photographs and written documents
• Create and communicate urban design ideas and proposals to a wide audience using a range of presentation skills and media, including drawings
• Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication and project management skills both as part of a team and independently
Program Learning Outcomes
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
• Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving urban and regional problems in diverse contexts and assessing implications of decisions and actions.
• Discern the value of information and knowledge from a wide variety of sources and experiences and reflect on and evaluate their application in planning practice and research.
• Communicate ideas using diverse formats and strategies to academic and professional audiences within and external to the discipline of urban and regional planning
Overview of Learning Activities
You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of face to face and online activities such as lectures, workshops, site visits, data collection, guest lectures, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
The University Library has extensive resources for planning students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies [http://rmit.libguides.com/planning].
The Library provides guides on academic referencing: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment may include urban design responses, reports, projects, presentations and quizzes, individually and in groups.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment