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BADP2002: City Form and Development

This unit builds on the content of Living Cities and introduces students to the modern formal domains of planning, urban design and heritage conservation. The focus will be on two main areas of debate, namely, city form and structure, and secondly, the planning and development processes on which the formal planned city is made. The unit will establish the context in which the role of planners, architects and urban designers in the process of building the 'incremental' city is understood, from the site to precinct, neighbourhood and city wide levels. Elements of city form and structure are analysed, as well as mobility, transport, land use, infrastructure and current policy responses at a metropolitan and local level in meeting urban growth needs. The unit will also overview the development process including the framework in which architects, planners and property developers must work. Using a contemporary planning framework, the nature of development assessment, strategic planning and the community's role within this framework are explored. Criticisms and reform agendas around frameworks will be examined. Informal urbanism is also introduced in this unit to address development that occurs outside the domain of formal western regulated planning and design systems.

Code BADP2002
Academic unit Urban and Regional Planning and Policy
Credit points 6
DAAE1001 or (DAAE2002 and ENGG1850)

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explain the roles of the urban planner and other stakeholders in development decision making
  • LO2. identify and explain the principal drivers that form cities and development
  • LO3. interpret and apply statutory and non-statutory planning policies and plans in terms of development control
  • LO4. work cooperatively in a team
  • LO5. identify and interpret information so that you can articulate some planning problems, using planning language, and identify solutions to these problems
  • LO6. present your work to the class in both verbal and written form to grow your presentation skills.