Detailed Learning Methodology
This subject built on the previous Bayswater studio, which is part of the larger Place Agency Consortium developed for tertiary built environment students. This module focused on a place process for designing planning outcomes to urban areas and the revitalisation of those areas. The subject follows a general outline of
- People: The Living Lab provided a forum for students to hear from stakeholders in the BIA.
- Process: Living Lab provided continual in place exposure and learning.
- Program: partnered with Future Bayswater.
- Product: student’s conceptual masterplan for the revitalisation of the Bayswater Industrial Area served as a resource for Future Bayswater in their ongoing effort to work with local council.
To better design for the revitalisation of the industrial area, students conducted their work at the Bayswater Industrial Area Living Lab from the 4th to the 11th of April. In this space, students were able to engage with the community and stakeholders, participating in a range of activities. Students heard from business and landowner John Di Renzo, City of Belmont Manager of Property and Economic Development, Jay Hardison, and City of Bayswater Manger of Sustainability and Environment, Jeremy Maher, and guided walks in the area. Students were also part of a Catalyst Creator workshop run by Dr Anthony Duckworth.
The table below outlines each learning activity and exercise as designed by the studio leader(s) to guide the students in their placemaking learning journey. It provides the activity type, a short description and links to one or more key learning objectives as aligned by the Learning Outcome Sunflower. This information is actively used to enhance our knowledge and evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching strategies to aid placemakers. For more information about this research, go to our ongoing research project: Place Agency – Impact and Outcomes.
|Key dates for activities||Description||Activity||Key learning objectives|
|Week 1||General background on urban regeneration||Lecture and studio||Contextual understanding|
|Week 2||Urban regeneration issues||Lecture and studio||Understanding complexity|
|Week 3||Urban regeneration – case studies (guest lectures)||Lecture and studio||Broaden contextual understanding|
|Week 4||Industrial regeneration||Lecture and studio||Theoretical development|
|Week 5||Understand the site and context – guest speakers||Living Lab||Empathy and deep listening|
|Week 6||Auditing the site – streetscape and land uses||Living Lab||Spatial context understanding|
|Week 7||Co-design workshop||Living Lab||Teamwork and collaboration|
|Week 8||Urban design approaches studio workshop||Design Studio||Creative thinking|
|Week 9||Tools for urban regeneration||Lecture and studio||Practical skills|
|Week 10||Showcase of student work to invited guests||Exhibition||Verbal communication|
|Week 11||Tools for urban regeneration II||Lecture and studio||Practical skills|
|Week 12||Individual consultations on final assessment||Consultations||Humility|