Landscape Studio 4 Strategies

Subject ABPL90170 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 x 3 hour studios per week
Total Time Commitment:

96 hours within class; total 240 hours


The subject below or equivalent, or enrolment into the 200-point Masters of Landscape Architecture.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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:


Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

A studio-based subject that engages with large scale landscapes. GIS applications are introduced as a tool for exploring ecological and cultural systems across multiple scales to inform better planning, design and development strategies for sustainability.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the subject, students should have an understanding of:

  • The processes of conducting landscape assessment and landscape planning;
  • Technical skills (GIS) as required for broad scale landscape analysis and assessment;
  • Exploring ecological and cultural systems across multiple scales to inform better planning and design strategies;
  • Strategic planning that engages with sustainable urban growth at regional or metropolitan scales;
  • Comprehensive planning at suburban level that integrates broader urban and landscape issues, especially issues of ecological and economic concern.

Progressive project work equivalent to 10,000 words in total.

  • 1500 word assignment, week 4, (20%);
  • 1000 word assignment, week 6, (10%);
  • 7500 word assignment, due end of semester, (70%).
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:
  • Exploration of comprehensive mapping techniques.
  • Creative application of specialist software (GIS).
  • Development of strategic design decisions.
  • Ability to respond to cultural, ecological and spatial contexts.
  • Ability to apply skills in design research.
  • Creative response to complex problem.

Related Course(s): Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture

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