Text Design principles about place: productivity and sustainability

TLF ID M013801

This is a multilayered resource that presents the 12 design principles of the Urban design protocol for Australian cities. The principles are presented in three sections and link to important information about the attributes of each of the principles. The principles about place are enhancing, connected, diverse and enduring - they aim to create a context for people to engage with place. The principles about people are comfortable, vibrant, safe and walkable - they aim to create a context for people to engage with each other. The principles about leadership and governance are context, engagement, excellence and custodianship.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the secondary geography curriculum. It is relevant for at least three content descriptions. It is particularly relevant for the year 7 content description about the strategies used to enhance the livability and sustainability of places, particularly for young people. The Safe principle provides relevant information here, it describes how a place should: feel safe and secure; not have any signs of decay; and provide roads and paths that are safe for adults and children to walk or ride their bikes.
  • The resource is also relevant for year 10 geography. It is relevant for the content description referring to the role of governments and other organisations in improving human wellbeing in Australia. The Comfortable principle is relevant here. It describes how a place should: not be too exposed to unpleasant noise; be able to be freely used; and cater for people with various physical capabilities. The Walkable principle is also relevant, as it includes information about how a place should encourage physical activity, social interaction and a healthy lifestyle.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • 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/
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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