DISPUTES AND DECISIONS IN PLAN MAKING

PLA1ISP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The planning and design of cities and the management of the environment have become disputed issues leading to community conflicts and contentious processes and solutions. In this subject students use a series of recent and contemporary disputes and case studies about the planning and design of urban areas and environmental issues to understand the use and preparation of planning schemes, planning permits, the implementation of planning laws and regulations and the resolution of conflicts. Techniques and ideas to design and manage the planning and design of cities to ensure that conflicts are minimized and the quality of urban areas and the environment are enhanced are examined and evaluated through a series of practical fieldwork exercises.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPlanning AustraliaRecommendedThompson, S & Maginn, P (2013)Cambridge University Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Compare and discuss applications for planning approvals with the goal to achieve the objectives of planning and environmental protection

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, report, group report, exam, computer lab
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Critical Thinking
Speaking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving

02. Demonstrate competence in the use of computerised planning information

Activities:
report, exam, computer lab
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving

03. Identify how planning schemes operate and the purposes and uses of various approaches to land use planning;

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, report, exam, computer lab
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Critical Thinking

04. Interpret the principal features of the Victorian planning system and related administrative processes, and of environmental and planning legislation

Activities:
lectures, tutorials, report, exam,
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Tests (staged over semester - 1000 word equivalence)Focus on planning systems25 02, 03, 04
Group report (1000 words)Available to all groups as a resource for projects15 01
Field Trip Report (1000 words)As a folio of work on the project site and other visits30 03
Individual Report (1000 words)30 04, 01