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Urbanheart surgery - a logic of design alternatives

Rollo, J., Esteban, Y. and Smith, D. 2011, Urbanheart surgery - a logic of design alternatives, in MODSIM 2011 : 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, Perth W.A., pp. 3233-3239.

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Title Urbanheart surgery - a logic of design alternatives
Author(s) Rollo, J.
Esteban, Y.
Smith, D.
Conference name International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (19th : 2011 : Perth, W. A.)
Conference location Perth, W.A.
Conference dates 12-16 Dec. 2011
Title of proceedings MODSIM 2011 : 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Editor(s) Chan, F.
Marinova, D.
Anderssen, R. S.
Publication date 2011
Conference series International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Start page 3233
End page 3239
Total pages 7
Publisher Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
Place of publication Perth W.A.
Keyword(s) urban design
alternatives
planning process
design as research
Summary In 1972 Sir Leslie Martin in his essay “The Grid as Generator”, advocated “a strong theoretical basis for [planning and] urban design” (Carolin P, 2000, p4) by methodically shifting design parameters regarding the way “in which buildings [could be] placed on the land” Martin was able to demonstrate how the generation of alternatives could “allow wider scope for decisions and objectives” to be considered and discussed (Carmona M, & Tiesdell S 2007, p81). Operating within a conventional design studio yet drawing of Sir Leslie Martin’s logic, ie developing an informed understanding of a problem by identifying a finite world of design ‘alternatives’, the following paper outlines a studio based program at the School of Architecture and Building, Deakin University, referred to as the ‘UrbanHeart Surgery’. While most atelier-based courses operate largely on an ad-hoc basis where students often work within self imposed competitive isolation, Urbanheart adopts a more open yet structured approach where students work in design collaboratives to generate a matrix of alternative design scenarios. The program actively integrates postgraduate students from Architecture, Urban Design and Planning into a design research culture and allows them to engage in critical discourse by working on strategic design projects in three areas significant to the future development of the state of Victoria: Metropolitan Urbanism, Urbanism on the Periphery and Regional Urbanism.
ISBN 9780987214317
Language eng
Field of Research 120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 870105 Urban Planning
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2011, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30044829

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