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ARCH9062 - Urban Design - Ideas and Methods
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning - 6 credit points
HECS Band two
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Architecture Faculty
Offered session(s): 1
Assumed knowledge: Some prior study of architectural, urban or planning history.
Prohibitions: ARCH9022
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lee Stickells

Classes: Lec 2-3hrs/wk

Assessment: Annotated Bibliography (10%); class presentation (20%); report (70%)

The unit will familiarise students with the main ideas and methods that have influenced urban design practice from the late nineteenth century to the present. It covers the dominant urban design theories, principles, conceptual and physical models, analytical methods and drawings from key contributing authors over the period, and explores critically how and why these arose, their interrelationships, spheres of influence, and continuing validity. In exploring their origins, it necessarily refers back to earlier periods. In this unit, the urban design 'classics' (eg Sitte, Le Corbusier, Lynch, Hillier, etc) are presented and discussed critically as history, design sources and tools.

It complements the Urban Morphology unit (ARCH9063) unit, which emphasises the built forms that have resulted in part from the theories and models covered in Ideas and Methods. It is a core unit that supports the Urban Design Studios in the Urban Design programs and an informative elective for students enrolled in or intending to enrol in the Urban Architecture Research Studio.
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