Text What is urban design?

TLF ID M013799

This is a multilayered resource about urban design in Australia. The resource includes: an explanation of what urban design is; the elements of urban design; definitions of terms commonly used in urban design in the Australian context; links to information about the principles of the Urban design protocol for Australian cities; and links in a menu bar on the left side providing access to other related information.

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Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the year 8 geography curriculum. It is particularly relevant to the content description about managing and planning Australia's urban future. The first section of the resource that explains what urban design is and why it is important is useful here.
  • It is also relevant to the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the organising idea that designing action for sustainability requires an evaluation of past practices, the assessment of scientific and technological developments, and balanced judgments based on projected future economic, social and environmental impacts. The section of the resource that details how urban design can influence the economic, environmental, social and cultural outcomes of a place is relevant here.
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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://www.australia.gov.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Department of Infrastructure and Transport
  • Organization: Department of Infrastructure and Transport
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © Commonwealth of Australia. This material may be downloaded, copied, used and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.