PLANNING PRACTICE AND URBAN DESIGN

PLA2PPA

2018

Credit points: 30

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

Students will focus on developing their knowledge, skills and practice in land use and environmental planning, urban design and project management through a studio and design project. Using a series of practical case studies, urban strategic planning and design exercises and working in groups and individual modules, students take a leading role in developing plans and designs for urban and regional development. Attention in the subject is given to resolving competing land uses and establishing projects that deliver net community benefit.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year planning subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnvironmental land use planning and management,RecommendedRandolph, J.ISLAND PRESS 2004
ReadingsSmall town planning handbook,RecommendedDaniels, T., Keller, J. and Lapping, M.APA PLANNERS PRESS 1995
ReadingsUrban DesignRecommendedLang, J.Taylor & Francis, 2012

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop capacity to make independent judgements of project priorities and land use and development options

Activities:
Project planning and reporting, presentation and refective journal
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Develop skills including oral and written communication, information and research, and report preparation and presentation skills in a project-focussed setting

Activities:
Project presentation and reporting, group negotiations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

04. Develop skills in project and time management and prioritisation of tasks in a project context

Activities:
Project planning and reporting, field analysis and data collection
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Engage with other urban and regional planning students in a workplace-style (work-ready) team setting

Activities:
Project research and reporting, including involvement of external professionals and community members.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 7.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final Report 2000 words45 01, 02, 04, 05
Individual journal 900 words20 01, 02
Presentation 900 words20 01, 02, 04, 05
Work/Project proposal 600 words15 02, 05