Urban Design Studio

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Urban Design Studio

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: PLAN1000

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    2
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    The PLAN2000 course will focus on developing a vision, design and implementation strategies for a specific (spatial) project area. The intention is to prepare a vision, design and precinct plan for the area. It is hoped that the experience will equip students to effectively align strategic intentions (a vision) with design outcomes, statutory rule sets (precinct plan and development codes) and associated strategies to deliver the vision.
     
     
    Course Introduction
    Our project for this semester will focus on a vision, design and implementation strategies for a project area in a Brisbane suburb. The intention is to develop a vision, design and precinct plan for the area. It is hoped that the experience will equip students to effectively align strategic intentions (a vision) with design outcomes, statutory rule sets (precinct plan and development codes) and associated strategies to deliver the vision.
     
     
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • Explain and evaluate the impact of larger-scale planning issues and policies on local planning matters
    • Comprehend social, economic, environmental, design issues and strategies that affect the development and implementation of local plans
    • Develop a vision and desired environmental outcomes for a local area that express its preferred future character
    • Identify and develop planning instruments and implementation strategies which are used to deliver the vision, design and desired environmental outcomes and control the type, intensity and physical form of land use
    • Know how to work professionally as part of a diverse team responsible for developing a local plan
    • Understand the role of local communities in local planning
     
    Class Contact
    3 Practical or Laboratory hours
     
     
    Assessment Summary
    Online Quiz: 20%
    Report: 30%
    Plan: 50% (5% of which is for the in-class presentation)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.