The pattern of urban development affects fuel use and may impose serious environmental and public health impacts including pollution, congestion and social isolation. Land use and transport integration has the potential to make cities more sustainable in a variety of ways, and more adaptable to changes in needs and resources in the future. The rise of car-based planning as the dominant planning approach of the past century is traced, including the spread of the Radburn Plan and the influence on shopping centres and other development. The subject introduces Active Transport, based on providing opportunities for physical activity through walking, cycling and public transport, and develops a critical understanding of contemporary Urban Design and Planning movements including Transit Oriented Development.
Faculty of Society and Design
Construction, Property, and Planning
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of active transport and its relevance to urban sustainability 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between urban form and the opportunity for active transport 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the pattern of urban development and public health opportunities
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