Landscape Planning and Heritage - 2016

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Unit summary

URP630

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Evaluation Report (30%) , Assignment 2 - Workshop Exercises (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
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Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Examines the landscape and heritage character of urban areas. The role of urban and regional planning in heritage protection and landscape provision, including the evaluation of landscape and heritage quality.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. explain the evolution of landscape elements within western towns and cities
  2. explain the concept of heritage within its cultural context
  3. describe the institutional setting within which planning decisions are made that impact upon landscape provision and heritage protection
  4. critically assess landscape and heritage quality
  5. present clear arguments in assessing landscape and heritage quality.
  • Assignment 1 — Evaluation Report (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Workshop Exercises (20%)
  • Assignment 3 — Heritage site visit report (10%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Country in the town
2The private garden
3Active recreation
4Residential landscapes
5Passive recreation
6Industrial & commercial landscapes
7Regional landscape Settings
8Planning for local open space provision
9Introduction to Heritage
10Heritage Regulations
11Heritage Legislation
12Pastoral Heritage
13Memorialising the landscape
14Cultural Landscape
15Indigenous Heritage
16Heritage Interpretation

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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