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Landscape architects are most often engaged in the planning and design of open spaces in the public realm including streets, paths, plazas, parks, waterways and coastal edges. 

Through five themes, being: typology, interface, strategies, policy and people, this course examines the varied demands placed on the public realm in an urban context and equips students with approaches to the strategic planning and design of public realm at the precinct scale. 

During the course students will develop knowledge in the spatial and functional requirements and user expectations of a range of public realm types and their relationship to each other and built form. Students will learn approaches to public realm policy, strategies and design that responds to various spatial and stakeholder conditions.

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Offering Terms

Term 1, Term 2



Delivery Mode

Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours



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