Landscape Masters Studio 2: Planning

Subject 705-617 (2008)

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Credit Points: 25.000
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
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

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Up to 7 hours a week (84 hours total)
Total Time Commitment: 240 hours
Prerequisites: Landscape Masters Studio 1
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.

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Prof Catherin Bull
Subject Overview:

A studio-based subject that formulates strategies for dealing with the broader landscape. Whole areas (catchments, townships and settings, landscape units) are used as the basis for analysis from multiple viewpoints and values including the geo-physical, cultural and scenic. Various established methods of landscape planning are introduced (include McHargian overlay) and compared as the basis for a selected strategy for intervention, conservation, management and action on a particular site. The operating statutory frameworks and basic GIS applications are introduced as a basis for selecting work methods and communication strategies appropriate for this scale and type of work in the private and public domain.

This subject aims to develop knowledge of and skills in selecting and creatively applying established methods of landscape assessment and planning to a broad landscape, including precedents in application locally and internationally. In responding to broad-scale sites and complex issues, students develop skills in contributing to and managing group work and outcomes.

Assessment: Progressive project work equivalent to 10,000 words. A 1,500 word assignment due in week 4 (20%); a 1,000 word assignment due in week 6 (10%) and a 7,500 word assignment due at the end of semester (70%).
Prescribed Texts: TBC
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • correct use of technical terminology
  • analysis and synthesis of data to propose solutions
  • spatial analysis
  • use of specialist software
  • evaluation of planning decisions
Related Course(s): Master of Landscape Architecture

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