PLANNING LAW AND POLICY

LAW3PLN

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


This subject explores the way that planning law and policy regulates the use and development of land in Victoria. We consider the concepts of sustainability and social equity and assess whether the policy and legal framework created by Victorian planning laws forward these principles. We also consider the processes of strategic planning, development and environmental assessments and appeals and review of decision-making in a range of different practical, cultural and geographical contexts. This gives rise to a range of issues such as democratic and community participation, climate change, sustainable development, land use conflict and environmental justice.


SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to a Bachelor of Laws program or Students enrolled in other degrees must have completed at least 120 credit points in their degrees to enrol in this subject LAW1LIM LAW2TOT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVariousPrescribedVariousVarious
MediaKey Concept PresentationsPrescribedVariousLa Trobe
MediaExpert PresentationsPrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to identify and discuss the common law and legislation relevant to planning in Victoria

Activities:
Online Key Concept Presentations setting out the law Prescribed reading Online quizzes Problem solving and advice assessment

02. Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to demonstrate understanding of the processes of strategic planning and plan making, development and environmental assessments and appeals and review of decision-making

Activities:
Online presentations by practitioners, policy makers and advocates setting out policy and practitioner perspectives Prescribed reading Online quizzes Problem solving and advice assessment

03. Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to compose and communicate a response to a problem relating to planning in an appropriate style and tone

Activities:
Online problem solving presentations Online research and writing presentations Problem solving and advice assessment

04. Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to describe, analyse and critique the policy framework for planning in Victoria, demonstrating a capacity to reflect on the interaction between natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems

Activities:
Online presentations by practitioners, policy makers and advocates setting out policy and practitioner perspectives Prescribed reading Research assessment

05. Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to describe and analyse the use of planning law as a mechanisms for forwarding the public good

Activities:
Online presentations by practitioners, policy makers and advocates setting out policy and practitioner perspectives Prescribed reading Research assessment

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 36
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 36 and delivered via online.

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 37
Forty 1.0 hours directed reading per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 37 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (600 words)Students will be required to respond to quizzes relating to their reading over the semester15 01, 02
Problem solving and advice (2000 words)Students will be provided with facts, photographs, maps and other details relating to a potential planning matter. They will be required to ascertain the relevant legal position and to communicate their legal advice to the client through a recorded (video) advice.40 01, 02, 03
Policy Assignment (600 words)Students will be required to research a question relating to an issue arising in planning law. An appropriate selection of primary and secondary material must be utilised to frame a well-informed, well-structured and well-written response.45 01, 02, 04, 05