Capital Cities and Urban Form (8403.3)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Arts and Design|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Design & Architecture|
CLOSED FOR FUTURE ENROLMENT.
This unit examines the design and planning of contemporary capital cities in the broader context of politics, urban theory and policy agenda. Special consideration is given to the unique challenges of designing national capitals to respond to cultural values, complex roles and functions, public expectations, regional context and national identity. Attention is drawn to the design of Canberra, Washington, Ottawa and Brasilia with reference to other key cities in Europe and Asia. Case studies associated with urban development, the design of national public buildings, the pursuit of design excellence and symbolic interpretation are underpinned by workshops on current urban city issues.
1. demonstrate an understanding of the design parameters of national capital cities and their planning;
2. appreciate the complex values and imperatives inherent in the design of cities and;
3. appraise and discuss contemporary social, environmental and other urban issues with reference to national and international precedents
Up to four hours per week.
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