ARCH 7001 Developing Sustainable Places

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101636

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Description This subject provides an understanding of environmental, economic and social issues arising from the effects of urban development within city regions and examines the relationship between sustainable development and metropolitan planning in the Australian and global context. It focuses on the concepts related to sustainability, sustainable development and sustainable cities. It also looks into recent initiatives towards the realisation of sustainable cities.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Urban Design and Regional Planning

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 1340 - Land Use Strategy Design LGYA 1294 - Urban Challenges Developing Sustainable Places


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Identify the multiple dimensions and concerns of urban and regional planning and design (i.e. social, economic, environmental and cultural) that contribute to the sustainable development of places.
  2. Examine the implications of contemporary global trends and emerging issues to the sustainability of places.
  3. Demonstrate capacity to engage meaningfully and ethically with diverse groups and stakeholders in the planning processes.
  4. Justify a planning approach using relevant data that you have assembled and analysed, that aims to address and/or manage an issue relating to the development of sustainable places.

Subject Content

Regenerative and leading practice
Planning for and with nature.
Sustainability indicators.
Active destinations and placemaking
Planning for alternative transport modes
Planning for active living
Planning for and with diverse communities
Sustainable, diverse, and affordable housing
Land use planning and urban amenity
Climate change planning, adaptation, and equity
Healthy cities, healthy planet


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Presentation 10 slides maximum 10 N Group
Peer Review 500 words maximum 20 N Individual
Presentation 15 minutes 30 N Group
Report 2,000 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2023)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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Spring (2024)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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