GEOP463: Planning and Design Project is the capstone for the Bachelor of Planning and is valued at 3 credit points. The goal of this unit is to provide an opportunity in the final year to consolidate, integrate and synthesise prior knowledge and learning across the multiple subjects of the program.
The workshop format of the unit combines group and individual work and provides an opportunity to advance specific skills necessary for a planner in the workplace. The assessment tasks are individual, however, the workshop activities will include working on your own, in pairs and in groups. This will reinforce skills of working independently as well as working co-operatively and collaboratively.
GEOP463 is taught in block mode using seven three - four hour workshops over the course of the semester. Each session will include the following components:
- Student presentation on previous workshop activity
- Activity – field based and classroom based
Gehl, J (2011) Life Between Buildings, Using Public Space, Island Press, Washington DC
Leichhardt Council (2013) Development Control Plan 2013 (accessed 24 July 2017) http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/Planning---Development/Planning-Controls--DCPs--LEPs--VPAs-/DCPs
Low, S (1996) “Spatialising Cultutre: the Social Production and Social Construction of Public Space in Costa Rica” America Ethnologist 23 (4): 861-879
Madanipour, A (ed) (2010) Whose Public Space? International case studies in urban design and development, Routledge, Oxon
NSW Heritage Office and Royal Australian Institute of Architects (2005) Design in Context: Guidelines for Infill Development in the Historic Environment http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/heritagebranch/heritage/DesignInContext.pdf (Accessed 24 July 2017)
Urban Design Advisory Service (1998) Neighbourhood Character: An urban design approach for identifying neighbourhood character, Sydney, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning (in MQ Library)
Whyte, W (1980) The social life of small urban spaces,The Conservation Foundation, Washington DC
You will need to read widely to prepare for your assessment tasks. Additional resources will be posted on iLearn as appropriate. You are expected to undertake your own research to identify appropriate materials and readings to inform your submissions.
As attendance at workshops is compulsory and there are only seven scheduled for the semester, the lectures will not be recorded. Any slides presented during the workshop will be posted in iLearn.