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ARCH10-124: Cities: People and Place


This subject will investigate cities that are renowned for their rich urban life, quality of public space, sense of community, efficient public transport systems, climatical appropriateness, spatial complexity and low carbon footprint.  A fundamental understanding of typology, scale, grain, public realm, environment, experience, community and civility will be synthesised with complex issues of urbanisation and fundamental theories and methods of city planning and analysis.  A comparative mapping analysis with an emphasis on the social, economical, political, climatic, historical, cultural and geographical determinants of their urban morphology will also be undertaken. Students will work individually and in teams through workshops and exercises to develop content awareness and application.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Current: $2,505
  • Commencing in May 2021: $2,630

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding and application of design methods for people focused cities, urban design and form, planning and transport systems.
2. Develop a methodology for understanding cities as the context for architectural and urban design activity, through research, application of urban design theory and direct spatial experience and analysis.
3. Develop an appreciation of the social, cultural, historical, environmental, economic and political diversity of cities associated with global urbanisation, as the context within which design should be produced.

Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start25/05/2020
Cancellation 1?08/06/2020
Cancellation 2?15/06/2020
Last enrolment07/06/2020
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?11/07/2020
Teaching census?19/06/2020