In Urban Futures + Parametric Cities, students will investigate design speculations for master planning strategies for urban built form utilising digital platforms with a focus on social, cultural and environmental outcomes. A comparative analysis with an emphasis on density, form, scale, public space, access, climate, history, typology and geographical determinants of a particular global city will be undertaken to inform creative speculations. Lectures and presentations will expose students to a range of cities, comparing and contrasting their design characteristics. Algorithmic tools will be used to examine and evaluate different variables to understand their implications for city design.
Students will work individually and in teams through workshops and exercises to develop content awareness and application.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Subject title:||Urban Futures and Parametric Cities|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||80% attendance required to allow for contribution to team based exercises and evaluation of progress.|
|Prescribed resources:||No Prescribed resources. After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.|
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Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):
Assumes experience and familiarity in using Rhino software or equivalent including the Grasshopper plug-in, as delivered in Subtractive Fabrication Lab or equivalent experience; AND Assumes knowledge and design ability equivalent to that acquired through 1st year design studios (Creative Design Studios in Jan/May/Sept)
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This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of cities and urban form, their morphology, scale, components, and interactions and the reasons for differences between urban conditions and a methodology for conceiving of architectural and urban design activity through research, application of urban design theory and analysis.
- 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.
- Demonstrate understanding and application of parametric design methods for people focused cities, urban design and form, planning and transport systems.
- Develop verbal presentation skills combined with 2D and 3D communication techniques
- Ability to work collaboratively and contribute constructively to a team environment.
|Creative Project §||Algorithmic speculation of parametric variables tested upon an urban context.||40%||Week 8||1, 3, 4, 5.|
|Process Portfolio ^||Portfolio of process and presentation work||20%||Week 12||1, 2, 3, 4.|
|Creative Project §||Analysis and representation of urban study.||40%||Week 12||1, 2, 3, 4, 5.|
- ^ Students must pass this assessment to pass the subject
- § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
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|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
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GLOBAL URBANISATION - The emergence of the polynuclear urban region
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CITIES & DESIGN I - The importance of the PUBLIC REALM to the life of cities: plazas, parks & streets
Urban Parametric Analysis: Economic Model Analysis
CITIES & DESIGN II - The importance of the PUBLIC REALM to the life of cities: Mixed-use developments
Urban Parametric Analysis: Site Opportunity and Constraint
DESIGNING CITIES I - Urban renewal, designing new cities from scratch
Urban Parametric Generation: Speculative Geometry; Algorithmic assignment due.
DESIGNING CITIES II - Master Planned Communities, Gold Coast case studies
Urban Parametric Generation: ESD Driven Responses
Urban Parametric Generation: Evolutionary Solvers; URBAN FUTURES - The “G.A.D” and beyond/what lies beyond car-dominated urbanism and post Covid19 life?
Folio and final assessment submission presentations