It will also allow students enrolled through CUSP to apply urban design concepts in a practical fieldwork project, in addition to the formal lecture and seminar sessions.
Speakers will include Munira Mackay and Malcolm Mackay as urban design practitioners; Jan Scheurer, Peter Newman and Annie Matan from CUSP; Billie Giles Corti from UWA; Ruth Durack from the UDC; policy makers from the City of Perth and the Government of Western Australia’s Department of Planning; practitioners in water-sensitive design and landscaping, as well as representatives from local Councils and Redevelopment Authorities in metropolitan Perth.
Traditional urban design contributes to robust urban places that can reduce car dependence and provide for ‘complete’ neighbourhoods where people can live, work and play. Western Australia was one of the first jurisdictions in the world to base its urban development code, Liveable Neighbourhoods, on the principles of traditional urban design, or New Urbanism. In this short course, we will critically review the elements of this approach, learn about its implementation in practice, and visit three examples of innovative urban development and redevelopment in Perth.
The course will be held from Tuesday to Friday, 6-9 April 2010, from 9.30am to 5.30pm at the Urban Design Centre in central Perth. Registration is $275 (incl GST) per day, or $1,100 for the full week.