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URP3201 Sustainable Urban Design and Development

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Civil Engineering and Surveying


Many professionals such as engineers, town planners and surveyors are engaged in the design and construction of residential developments. Therefore, they require a sound knowledge and understanding of the design principles and practices that are used to create sustainable residential areas, both large and small. This course gives students the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the design principles currently used in Australia to develop sustainable residential neighbourhoods. This includes allotment and dwelling design, the design of streets and paths, and the location and design of urban services, open spaces and community facilities. A Performance Based Approach is used. Students will also gain an insight into the land development process. The three assessment items in this course enable students to develop, practice and demonstrate their knowledge of sustainable residential design principles, and their ability to apply those principles.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2014 External
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba