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EV5602 - Urban Design Studio

[Offered in odd-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This studio examines the scope, complexities and responsibilities of urban design. It provides a broad overview of the social, economic, environmental and regulatory factors shaping urban form, and goes on to develop a conceptual framework for effecting good urban design. The main theories, principles, concepts and methods that have influenced urban design practice from the late nineteenth century to the present are reviewed, with a view to examining their continuing validity. The studio's emphasis is on creating a socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and commercially feasible urban environment with reference to current urban design priorities such as urban consolidation and ecologically sustainable development. The subject is organised as studio sessions that are augmented with lectures/seminars devoted to current urban design practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • enhance the student's professional skills through developing an understanding of the social, economic, physical, historical, political, and legal processes which influence the form and structure of urban areas;
  • expand the student's presentation skills by developing illustrative, writing and verbal skills appropriate to urban design.


Cairns, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 11-Jul-2019
Face to face teaching 24-Jun-2019 to 28-Jun-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Silvia Tavares.
Contact hours:
  • 72 hours lectures
    Assessment: essay (20%); design proposal (30%); participation (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

    JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
    Census Date 05-Dec-2019
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Lisa Law
    Contact hours:
    • 72 hours - Combined teaching hours
      Assessment: essay (20%); design proposal (30%); participation (10%); school-administered final exam (40%).

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.