ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT

PLA4ESI

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Modern planning legislation, including the Victorian Planning and Environment Act 1987, requires that the environmental, economic and social impacts of proposed development are considered in decision making processes, particularly for major developments. Students will not be provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake such assessment but rather, to equip them with knowledge and skills to enable them as practising planners to more adequately supervise the work of consultants and/or to critique studies undertaken by other agencies and/or consultants.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKatharine McKinnon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in a postgraduate Planning program

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PLA5ESI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnvironmental impact assessment in Australia: theory and practice,PrescribedThomas, I.FEDERATION PRESS 1996
ReadingsImpact assessment and sustainable resource mangement,PrescribedSmith, L.G.JOHN WILEY, LONGMAN, BURNT MILL 1993

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess how community and social impact assessment is applied and used in planning practice

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, LMS posts, impact statement report, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Speaking
Life-Long Learning
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Teamwork

02. Crtitique the influence of science, politics, economics and culture on the evolving nature of environmental and social impact assessment.

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, LMS posts, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Life-Long Learning
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Speaking

03. Evaluate the major debates debates concerning social and community impact assessment aims, methods, applications, and effectiveness

Activities:
Lectures, discussions, LMS posts, impact statement report, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Teamwork
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Life-Long Learning

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