Landscape Studio 3: Urban Open Space

Subject ABPL30042 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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: 4 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

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Corequisites: None
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Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 2
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Dr Sidh Sintusingha



Subject Overview:

The focus of this studio will be on the production of a design for an urban open space. It will introduce a range of precedents, principles, and practices for urban design. This subject is framed for two majors in the Bachelor of Environments: Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning and Design.


Students will be expected to:

  • develop a basic understanding of urban design theory;
  • develop representational skills for urban design;
  • develop creative responses to land planning and design problems in city and suburban areas;
  • develop a basic understanding of policy for urban regions.

Assessment will be based on two design projects, submitted as a portfolio, equivalent to 5,000 words. One project (20%) will be submitted at Week 4 and the major project (80%) in Week 12 or after.

Prescribed Texts:

None specified

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students will be expected to extend their:

  • critical and spatial thinking;
  • spatial analysis;
  • able to represent concepts and express them graphically, orally, and texturally;
  • team work skills.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Environments Discipline subjects
Landscape Architecture major
Restrictions for Breadth Options within the Bachelor of Environments - relating to specific majors
Urban Design and Planning major
Related Breadth Track(s): Exploring Landscape Architecture

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