UPD4001 - Planning project 1: the compact city - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Carl Grodach


Kerry O'Neill

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Enrolment in the Master of Urban Planning and Design.


Project 1 explores the implications of intensification for the creation of compact cities. Through projects that engage real spatial settings and the complexities of contemporary environments, the unit helps students develop research foundations, conceptual thinking, analytical approaches and communication skills through planning mechanisms.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Understand the basic strategic planning process and components of the strategic plan;
  2. Strategically respond to complex problems and develop appropriate planning responses, processes and outcomes relevant to compact cities;
  3. Collect, analyse, and interpret community data for strategic planning;
  4. Effectively communicate using oral, written, and graphic communication skills;
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

24 hours per week including 6 contact hours plus 18 hours of independent study, or equivalent.

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