Regenerating Activity Centres

Subject 705-616 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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: Minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience in a related field (or approved equivalent), or a level 4 design subject.
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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Mr Mario Gutjahr, Ms Robyn Suzanne Pollock
Subject Overview: This subject will assist built environment professionals involved in development proposals for activity centres - planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers, construction managers and financiers - to ensure that development proposals will lead to successful and viable built outcomes. Participants will be confronted by the regulatory, financial, social and governmental regimes within which they operate. An integrated design approach will achieve high quality built environments in Melbourne's activity centres. A series of debates and discussions will address current issues during the subject and will feature eminent Melbourne professionals from the public and private sectors.

Students will develop the following skills and knowledge:

  • Detailed knowledge of current trends in the built environment elements that create an activity centre (movement, spaces and built typologies)
  • Awareness of the broad scale influences that inform any development, but are generally considered outside the built environment professions (such as finance, demography, marketing)
  • Comprehension of interaction between these elements and their influences
  • Ability to competently assess activity centre development proposals
  • Ability to clearly articulate design visions in both written and spoken forms
  • Ability to draw simple diagrams to express ideas/strategies
Assessment: Will be based on a series of short exercises (45%), effective participation during class discussions (10%) and a final project (45%) to the equivalent of 5000 words.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Related Course(s): Master of Urban Design
Master of Urban Planning

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