Integrated Urbanism Studio is a capstone unit for the Master of Urbanism. The studio will be focussed on "real world" strategic urban issues and the need for urbanists to formulate a compelling 'urban proposition' to convince the public, stakeholders, politicians and investors of the benefits of a particular approach or scheme. The studio will emulate practice by working with or being exposed to community groups, developers, politicians and practitioners to develop an appreciation of the strategic, economic, social and environmental context in which urban design and planning occurs. The specific intention will be to recognise and overcome the limitations imposed by professional 'silos' and give regard to, and reconcile the multitude of perspectives that are characteristic of the urban condition. Students will be working to develop abilities and skills (investigation, analysis and interpretation, design development and presentation) that enables them to prepare strategies, frameworks, concepts and master plans in a professional and visionary manner. Familiarity with economic, social and environmental factors, analytic and communication techniques will be assumed from previous units.
Lectures and Studio - total of 6 hrs/wk
Mid-term presentation and submission (40%). Final presentation and submission (60%). Assessments will include both group and individual work. Group work is peer reviewed.
Exemplary planning documents, development strategies prepared by local government and state government agencies from NSW, other states and overseas will be used as reference material. Readings will be available via the elearning site prior to and during the classes.
Equivalent to 48 credit points in the degree
Students must have completed 48 credit points of study in their graduate program