Landscape Assessment and Planning

Subject 705-436 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A one-hour lecture and four hours of studio and field work per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: A level-3 Landscape Design subject, plus 207-330 GIS and Remote Sensing plus one unit in Environmental Studies.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Professor Catherin Bull
Subject Overview:

This is a studio-based subject dealing with the formulation of strategies that review the care of the broader landscape. Whole areas (scenic catchments, townships, landscape units) will be used as a basis for assessment from multiple viewpoints including the scenic, cultural and environmental where competing values are expected. Various established techniques of landscape planning will be introduced and compared through analysis, forming the theoretical basis for the formulation of strategies for use, care and management of the public and private domain. The various applicable statutory and policy frameworks will also be introduced as a basis for defining work outcomes and appropriate methods of communication. Where possible, links will be made to GIS applications. Part of the work will be carried out in teams with an emphasis on group decision making processes and the presentation of findings/proposals.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

    Assessment: Assignments, designs and reports set during the year to the equivalent of 5000 words.
    Prescribed Texts: None
    Recommended Texts:

    Information Not Available

    Breadth Options:

    This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

    Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
    Generic Skills:

    On completion of the subject students should have developed skills in research, critical analysis and writing and some experience with group work.


    Formerly available as 705-436/636 Urban and Landscape Design 4B. Students who have completed 705-436/636 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

    Related Course(s): Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

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