Landscape Assessment and Planning

Subject 705-436 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available

A level-3 Landscape Design subject, plus 207-330 (AGRI30013) GIS and Remote Sensing plus one unit in Environmental Studies.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: 705-836 (ABPL00068) - Landscape Assessment & Planning (PG)
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:

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 Graphic Information System (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:

  • Formulate strategies for care of the broader landscape.
  • Apply landscape assessment techniques and methods.
  • Understand multiple landscape resources including scenic, cultural and environmental aspects of the landscape.
  • Understand statutory policy frameworks related to landscape assessment.
  • Apply Graphic Information System (GIS) technology to landscape assessment and planning.

Assignments, designs and reports set during the year to the equivalent of 5000 words.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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

Links to further information:

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.

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