Site Planning and Design (LandStudio 2)

Subject 702-251 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
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:


Assoc Prof Ray Green
Subject Overview: This studio is an introduction to the techniques of site planning to create purposeful relationships between natural and built systems. Site analysis involves: evaluation of natural features and functions; issues of slope, orientation and exposure. Planning addresses issues such as: land tenure and zoning; circulation systems; open spaces; the development of conversation areas. In this studio there is an emphasis on the relationships of planning to landscape architecture.

On completion of the subject the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of how to conduct landscape analyses
  • Formulate design strategies aimed to create strong relationships between natural and built form

One 2000 word essay, due mid-semester (50%); a 2-hour end-of-semester examination (50%).

Assessment will be based on two design projects, including oral presentation of work, and the submission of a portfolio to the equivalent of 5000 words.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Create thinking capacities
  • Spatial analyses
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to seek out, evaluate, and retrieve information from multiple sources
  • Ability to comprehend concepts and express them lucidly, graphically, orally, and textually
  • Team work skills
  • Time management skills
  • Understanding of ethics involved in knowledge creation and usage
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Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Landscape Architecture

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