Membership CATEGORIES, FIELDS AND PRODUCTS OF URBAN DESIGN

The eligibility criteria to award professional membership is based on the completion of an ‘accredited’ Urban Design qualification. UDISA will grant automatic professional membership to applicants that hold a qualification that comprises at least one year of study and includes an urban design studio component (as compared with pure research).

 

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Membership of the Institute shall be open to any individual deemed by the Executive to meet the minimum standards set out in the Institute’s accreditation system.  To accomodate the wide rangeof interest groups assosiated with urban design, UDISA shall consist of the following six categories of membership:

The Application Documents and Application Process can be downloaded from this web page.

 

THE FIELDS AND PRODUCTS OF URBAN DESIGN

The urban designer should be able to contribute to the various fields within the activity of urban design and to formulate urban design products. These fields and products vary in scope and nature and include the following:

  • Input towards spatial structure and local area plans
  • Rural settlement design
  • Visual impact assessments
  • Conservation
  • Heritage and special place assessments
  • Integrated urban design and landscape frameworks
  • Policy formulation,
  • Development and design frame works
  • Precinct plans and action areas,
  • Urban layout and subdivisions
  • Development and design controls and guidelines
  • The formulation of design briefs for development
  • The formulation of architectural briefs
  • Implementation structures, mechanisms and techniques
  • Design and implementation of the public environment   
  • Housing and the design and layout of subdivisional patterns and housing types according to urban design and architectural principles and guidelines

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