URP4001 Movement Network Planning
|Semester 2, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Movement Network Planning|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Civil Engineering and Surveying|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||040103 - Urban Design and Regional Plan|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Marita Basson
Pre-requisite: URP1001 or SVY4203 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BENH or MEPR
The increase in personal mobility has had a major impact on the scale, design and function of our urban and regional land uses. Planners should have an understanding of all movement networks, especially those that are integral to the functioning of our cities and towns, and how sustainable forms of transport can be maximised through an integrated land use and mobility approach to urban and regional planning.
This course explores what constitutes urban and regional movement networks and provides an explanation as to why these networks have had a major impact on our cities and regions. It will be begin by explaining why urban and regional planners have a critical role in maximising the use of sustainable modes of travel before examining more detailed applications of integrated land use and transport, with reference to international, national and local case studies. It will also include examination of the dominance of the private car in recent development history and look at how 'complete' streets can be achieved for urban development.
On completion of this course, student should be able to:
- identify the characteristics of efficient and effective “complete” street networks;
- apply knowledge of traffic and movement characteristics to design suitable movement futures, changes in personal mobility and technology;
- explain how individual attitudes and behaviours impact on travel patterns and choices and how policy may change these behaviours;
- explain the impact of funding and asset management decisions on achieving complete streets;
- design developments that have efficient and effective provision of open space and fauna movement networks incorporated into the movement network;
- demonstrate appropriate written and graphical communication skills;
- demonstrate an ability to learn from experience by reflecting on the design and communication processes to complete their assignments.
|1.||Introduction to movement networks||5.00|
|2.||Mobility and society||5.00|
|3.||Pedestrians and cyclist networks||10.00|
|4.||Funding and asset management||10.00|
|5.||Road networks and parking provisions||10.00|
|8.||Urban design and movement networks||10.00|
|9.||Open space and fauna networks||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
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Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|Assignment 1||250||25||20 Aug 2019||2,3,4,6,7|
|Assignment 2||350||35||24 Sep 2019||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
|Assignment 3||400||40||22 Oct 2019||1,2,3,4,5,6,7|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted
marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
As there is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary exam.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
APA 6th edition is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use APA 6th edition style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA 6th edition style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing