UPD4002 - Planning project 2: the ecological 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)

Ms Catherine Murphy


Ms Catherine Murphy

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


Enrolment in the Master of Urban Planning and Design.


Project 2 explores the creation of ecologically sensitive cities. Through projects that coordinate the built and natural systems that shape our cities, students develop research foundations, technical capacity, analytical approaches and modes of articulation through planning systems.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Demonstrate capabilities and competencies in ethical approaches to contemporary urban planning;
  2. Have the ability to strategically respond to complex problems and develop appropriate planning responses, processes and outcomes;
  3. Have developed skills in research, applying creativity and critique to address planning issues;
  4. Have acquired a high level of competence in communication and presentation skills: written, verbal and graphic ones;
  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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