UPD5001 - Planning project 3: the sprawling 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)

Associate Professor Liton Kamruzzaman


Associate Professor Liton Kamruzzaman

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


Planning Project 3: The Sprawling City considers the role of metropolitan planning in addressing issues associated with urban sprawl. The unit expands and consolidates advanced concepts, knowledge and skills encompassing a range of complex issues relevant to practising urban planning at the metropolitan level. Through critical research, analysis and synthesis undertaken in real spatial settings, the unit develops concepts, creative approaches, processes and outcomes and the skills to communicate these effectively to diverse communities.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect on and practice ethical approaches to contemporary urban planning;
  2. Strategically respond to complex problems related to urban sprawl;
  3. Apply skills in research to address metropolitan planning issues;
  4. Communicate in written, verbal and graphic formats on issues pertaining to urban sprawl;
  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.

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