Urban designers and planners are actively engaged with some of the pressing issues of our time, including the impact of climate change, sustainable resourcing challenges, and the pressures of increased urbanisation.
Urban design is the art of making places, and is a collaborative process that shapes the physical setting for life in urban areas. Urban planning focuses on the intersection of the built environment and the public interest. Together they explore the design and planning of public and private spaces, focusing on the importance of design and planning
within the social, environmental, aesthetic and economic contexts.
Urban planners work to positively influence environmental sustainability, economic resilience and social equity in cities and towns. Urban designers examine the design of buildings and groups of buildings, spaces and landscapes, including the frameworks and processes that facilitate successful development of these cities and towns.
These are broad and challenging disciplines that benefit from vision and innovation and can lead to globally influential careers.
The best part of the program is learning how planning is actually a really good mixture of design, people, the environment, property and place making – and you need to learn about all these areas to be a successful planner.”
Andrew is now studying the Master of Urban Planning.
–Andrew Amos, BEnv Urban Design and Planning major
Generator 2011 – Michelle King (Urban Design and Planning)
Sample Course Plan
|Sample Course Plan – Bachelor of Environments|
Majoring in Urban Design and Planning*
|Year 1||Semester 1||Changing Melbourne||Designing Environments||Urban Environments||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Environments Elective||Environments Elective||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Year 2||Semester 1||Urban History||Urban Design Studies||Cities: From Local to Global||Breadth|
|Semester 2||Introduction to Urban Design and Planning||Environments Elective||Environments Elective||Breadth|
|Year 3||Semester 1||Morphological Mapping||Major Selective||Environments Elective||Breadth OR Environments Elective|
|Semester 2||Urban Precinct Studio||Environments Elective||Breadth OR Environments Elective|
*This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.