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11182 Urbanisms

6cp; 6hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): 11174 Landscape History and Theory 2 AND 11205 Architecture and Landscape Thinking AND 11178c Landscape Architecture Studio 4: Civic AND 11170 Landscape Tectonics AND 11208 Spatial Communications 2
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.


This subject introduces students to the concept of 'public' or 'public space' and its relationship to our experiences and expectations of urban environments. Through an intensive series of activities, students explore the following.

What is public space? What forms does it take? What roles does it serve? What factors contribute to its positive existence? Which factors compromise its ability to exist? How is landscape architecture implicated in the creation of successful public spaces?

This subject utilises publishing and symposia structure as its teaching and learning model. This subject/symposium aims to introduce key contemporary projects, approaches and techniques within the discipline of landscape architecture regarding public space.

The methods and techniques used in the subject (diagram, writing and symposium) are explored as a means to open up and generate an argument which is rigorous and polemical in nature. Each of the techniques is intended to bring a greater critical dimension to students' work, developing their argumentative skills, positioning their knowledge within the broader urban discourses whilst developing their design communication skills further.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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